There should be an option to link multiple dependency groupId/artifactIds so that the dependency resolver knows they refer to the same artifact. There are many dependencies that get renamed to a new groupId/artifactId. This causes problems because many times the old groupId/artifactId is still pulled in transitively from other projects. Currently, the only way to do this is with a tedious combination of <excludes> tags and enforcer rules. It would be much simpler if there were a mechanism in the pom and dependency manager to treat two IDs as the same dependency.