Thanks for clarifying. I don't know why libsnappy-java.poms's --no-parent directive is only sometimes effective, but I do see that the reference to oss-parent comes from debian/pom.xml; why not simply remove or comment out that node?
Also, purely as a matter of style, I'd suggest simplifying cp debian/pom.xml . sed -i 's/%VERSION%/$(DEB_UPSTREAM_VERSION)/g' pom.xml to sed -e 's/%VERSION%/$(DEB_UPSTREAM_VERSION)/g' debian/pom.xml > pom.xml in debian/rules. -- Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC (amu at alum.mit.edu, ucko at debian.org) http://www.mit.edu/~amu/ | http://stuff.mit.edu/cgi/finger/?a...@monk.mit.edu __ This is the maintainer address of Debian's Java team <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-java-maintainers>. Please use debian-j...@lists.debian.org for discussions and questions.