ASF GitHub Bot commented on MASSEMBLY-775:

petteyg commented on issue #1: [MASSEMBLY-775] remove false OS-specific 
   Copying from the JIRA ticket since it doesn't sync both ways...
   It's not checking "a path starting with / on a Windows system". Every one of 
those checks is for the destination path. It's checking a path starting with / 
as the target path in the assembled archive, which is utter nonsense. The 
zip/tar/whatever file isn't ever going to have "Windows" paths with drive 
letters in it (and if you supplied one as a target path, I suspect the archiver 
code is going to barf an exception at you because that's invalid in every 
archive format I know of - no need to duplicate a check in the assembly 
plugin). / is the appropriate way to specify the root directory of the target 

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> Emit WARNING instead of ERROR
> -----------------------------
>                 Key: MASSEMBLY-775
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MASSEMBLY-775
>             Project: Maven Assembly Plugin
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 2.5.5
>            Reporter: Karl Heinz Marbaise
>            Priority: Minor
> I have currently a build which creates several tar/tar.gz/zip archives etc.
> {code}
> [INFO] Reading assembly descriptor: src/main/assembly/descriptor-inner-tar.xml
> [INFO] Reading assembly descriptor: src/main/assembly/descriptor.xml
> [INFO] Building tar: C:\...\xyz-X.y.z-SNAPSHOT-dist.tar
> [ERROR] OS=Windows and the assembly descriptor contains a *nix-specific 
> root-relative-reference (starting with slash) /
> [ERROR] OS=Windows and the assembly descriptor contains a *nix-specific 
> root-relative-reference (starting with slash) /
> {code}
> In my opinion the message could be a WARNING instead of an error ? WDYT ?

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