I have a Java program with Maven managing its dependencies. One of those dependency is a JNI wrapper for another program. Maven takes care of the reference to the relevant JAR file, but I'm left messing around with the DLL file myself.
Is there a good way of having Maven handle the DLL as well? Ideally I would like to have the DLL loaded into our local repository like the JAR file.
Did you try something like this:
<dependency> <groupId>com.foo</groupId> <artifactId>footron</artifactId> <version>4.2</version> <scope>runtime</scope> <type>dll</type> </dependency>
You can add them to maven's repository with something like this:
mvn install:install-file -Dfile=footron.dll -DgroupId=com.foo -DartifactId=footron -Dversion=4.2 -Dpackaging=dll -DgeneratePom=true
Haven't done this for DLLs but something like this should work.
I found another solution, which is described in the answer to this question: Using maven with DLL from third party and managing the name of the DLL
Basically, if you put the DLL into a ZIP file, and manage it as a separate dependency, and use the
nativedependencies-maven-plugin, then the DLL will get unpacked with the right name.