I'm currently not willing to say one
way or the other whether this is the cause of the failure, but "com.ibm.icu.base"
is one of the missing packages and not being able to download it seems
to be what is causing the catastrophic failure. I'd like to try and get
the artifact.xml cleaned up and try testing the bug agian before we decided
if that was the problem.
From the tests I've run I'm willing
to say that the problems you're having are most likely related specifically
to the 3.4.0 repository. My understanding is that you need to be able to
mirror this repository so I'll let you know once we get it working.