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Ban Duplicate Classes

This rule checks the dependencies and fails if any class is present in more than one dependency.

The following parameters are supported by this rule:

  • ignoreClasses - a list of classes to ignore duplicates of. Wildcards can be specified using the * character.
  • findAllDuplicates - a boolean to indicate whether the rule should find all duplicates or fail fast at the first duplicate. Defaults to false.
  • message - an optional message to provide when duplicates are found.
  • dependencies - a list of dependencies for which you want to ignore specific classes.

Sample Plugin Configuration:

<project>
  [...]
  <build>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-enforcer-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>1.0</version> <!-- find the latest version at http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-enforcer-plugin/ -->
        <executions>
          <execution>
            <id>enforce-ban-duplicate-classes</id>
            <goals>
              <goal>enforce</goal>
            </goals>
            <configuration>
              <rules>
                <banDuplicateClasses>
                  <ignoreClasses>
                    <!-- example of ignoring one specific class -->
                    <ignoreClass>com.xyz.i18n.Messages</ignoreClass>

                    <!-- example of ignoring with wildcards -->
                    <ignoreClass>org.apache.commons.logging.*</ignoreClass>
                  </ignoreClasses>
                  <findAllDuplicates>true</findAllDuplicates>
                </banDuplicateClasses>
              </rules>
              <fail>true</fail>
            </configuration>
          </execution>
        </executions>
        <dependencies>
          <dependency>
            <groupId>org.codehaus.mojo</groupId>
            <artifactId>extra-enforcer-rules</artifactId>
            <version>1.0-beta-6</version>
          </dependency>
        </dependencies>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
  </build>
  [...]
</project>

You can even ignore classes per dependency if you'd like. For every dependency you can specify either the groupId, artifactId, type or classifier.
You can't specify the version, because once Maven has resolved the version of a specific dependency there's only one version available.
Note that you can use wildcard-expressions for these values, i.e. a '?' for one character and a '*' for any number of characters.

The configuration would look like this

<configuration>
  <rules>
    <banDuplicateClasses>
      <ignoreClasses>
        <ignoreClass>org.slf4j.*</ignoreClass>
      </ignoreClasses>
      <dependencies>
        <dependency>
          <artifactId>jcl-over-slf4j</artifactId>
          <ignoreClasses>
            <ignoreClass>org.apache.commons.logging.impl.*</ignoreClass>
          </ignoreClasses>
        </dependency>
        <dependency>
          <groupId>org.*</groupId>
          <artifactId>maven-*</artifactId>
          <type>*ar</type>
          <classifier>sources</classifier>
        </dependency>
      </dependencies>
    </banDuplicateClasses>
  </rules>
</configuration>

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