Project Automator Import Project with ignore dependencies

I am trying to import a project into deployer using project automator. I want dependencies in the deployment set to be ignore. But based on the behaviour that i am seeing, when i set the autoResolve attribute to ‘ignore’ , in the project XML file, the project automator import does not complete, until i manually go to the GUI and set the dependencies to ignore. Once i do this, the script completes.
How do i make the import script to complete execution and set the dependencies to ‘ignore’ automatically ?

This happens only with Repository based projects. In case of runtime sources, i am able to import and setup the project using automator with dependencies set to ignore.