Maven:Non-resolvable parent POM and 'parent.relativePath' points at wrong local POM

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I am using maven 3 to run the application but I am getting the following error:

[ERROR] The build could not read 1 project -> [Help 1]
org.apache.maven.project.ProjectBuildingException: Some problems were encountered while processing the POMs:
[FATAL] Non-resolvable parent POM: Failure to find com.topdesk:tis-parent:pom:3.
4 in https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2 was cached in the local repository, resolution will not be reattempted until the update interval of central has elapsed or updates are forced and 'parent.relativePath' points at wrong local POM @ line 3, column 11
at org.apache.maven.project.DefaultProjectBuilder.build(DefaultProjectBuilder.java:416)
at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.collectProjects(DefaultMaven.java:663)
    at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.getProjectsForMavenReactor(DefaultMaven.java:654)
    at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.doExecute(DefaultMaven.java:243)
    at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.execute(DefaultMaven.java:154)
    at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.execute(MavenCli.java:582)
    at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.doMain(MavenCli.java:214)
    at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.main(MavenCli.java:158)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:497)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.launchEnhanced(Launcher.java:289)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.launch(Launcher.java:229)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.mainWithExitCode(Launcher.java:415)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.main(Launcher.java:356)
[ERROR]
[ERROR]   The project com.topdesk.test.junitcategorizer:junitcategorizer:0.0.1-SNAPSHOT (D:\Masters\thesis related papers and tools\junitcategorizer\pom.xml) has 1 error
[ERROR]     Non-resolvable parent POM: Failure to find com.topdesk:tis-parent:pom:3.4 in https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2 was cached in the local repository, resolution will not be reattempted until the update interval of central has elapsed or updates are forced and 'parent.relativePath' points at wrong local [email protected] line 3, column 11 -> [Help 2]org.apache.maven.model.resolution.UnresolvableModelException: Failure to find com.topdesk:tis-parent:pom:3.4 in https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2 was cachedin the local repository, resolution will not be reattempted until the update interval of central has elapsed or updates are forced
    at org.apache.maven.project.ProjectModelResolver.resolveModel(ProjectModelResolver.java:187)
    at org.apache.maven.project.ProjectModelResolver.resolveModel(ProjectModelResolver.java:236)
    at org.apache.maven.model.building.DefaultModelBuilder.readParentExternally(DefaultodelBuilder.java:898)
    at org.apache.maven.model.building.DefaultModelBuilder.readParent(DefaultModelBuilder.java:750)
    at org.apache.maven.model.building.DefaultModelBuilder.build(DefaultModelBuilder.java:309)
    at org.apache.maven.project.DefaultProjectBuilder.build(DefaultProjectBuilder.java:463)
    at org.apache.maven.project.DefaultProjectBuilder.build(DefaultProjectBuilder.java:432)
    at org.apache.maven.project.DefaultProjectBuilder.build(DefaultProjectBuilder.java:396)
    at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.collectProjects(DefaultMaven.java:663)
    at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.getProjectsForMavenReactor(DefaultMaven.java:654)
    at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.doExecute(DefaultMaven.java:243)
    at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.execute(DefaultMaven.java:154)
    at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.execute(MavenCli.java:582)
    at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.doMain(MavenCli.java:214)
    at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.main(MavenCli.java:158)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:497)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.launchEnhanced(Launcher.java:289)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.launch(Launcher.java:229)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.mainWithExitCode(Launcher.java:415)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.main(Launcher.java:356)
Caused by: org.eclipse.aether.resolution.ArtifactResolutionException: Failure to find com.topdesk:tis-parent:pom:3.4 in https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2 was cached in the local repository, resolution will not be reattempted until the update interval of central has elapsed or updates are forced
    at org.eclipse.aether.internal.impl.DefaultArtifactResolver.resolve(DefaultArtifactResolver.java:459)
    at org.eclipse.aether.internal.impl.DefaultArtifactResolver.resolveArtifacts(DefaultArtifactResolver.java:262)
    at org.eclipse.aether.internal.impl.DefaultArtifactResolver.resolveArtifact(DefaultArtifactResolver.java:239)
    at org.eclipse.aether.internal.impl.DefaultRepositorySystem.resolveArtifact(DefaultRepositorySystem.java:295)
    at org.apache.maven.project.ProjectModelResolver.resolveModel(ProjectModelResolver.java:183)
    ... 22 more
Caused by: org.eclipse.aether.transfer.ArtifactNotFoundException: Failure to find com.topdesk:tis-parent:pom:3.4 in https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2 was cached in the local repository, resolution will not be reattempted until the update interval of central has elapsed or updates are forced
    at org.eclipse.aether.internal.impl.DefaultUpdateCheckManager.newException(DefaultUpdateCheckManager.java:232)
    at org.eclipse.aether.internal.impl.DefaultUpdateCheckManager.checkArtifact(DefaultUpdateCheckManager.java:206)
    at org.eclipse.aether.internal.impl.DefaultArtifactResolver.gatherDownloads(DefaultArtifactResolver.java:599)
    at org.eclipse.aether.internal.impl.DefaultArtifactResolver.performDownloads(DefaultArtifactResolver.java:518)
    at org.eclipse.aether.internal.impl.DefaultArtifactResolver.resolve(DefaultArtifactResolver.java:436)
    ... 26 more

I have the following parent pom file (part of it):

<modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
<parent>
<groupId>com.topdesk</groupId>
<artifactId>tis-parent</artifactId>
<version>3.4</version>
</parent>

<groupId>com.topdesk.test.junitcategorizer</groupId>
<artifactId>junitcategorizer</artifactId>
<version>0.0.1-SNAPSHOT</version>
<packaging>pom</packaging>
<name>JUnitCategorizer</name>

<modules>
<module>junitcategorizer.instrument</module>
<module>junitcategorizer.examples</module>
<module>junitcategorizer.reporter.maven</module>
<module>junitcategorizer.reporter.maven.site</module>
<module>junitcategorizer.cutdetection</module>
</modules>
<organization>
    <name>TOP Informatie Systemen bv</name>
    <url>http://www.topdesk.com/</url>
</organization>

<properties>
    <project.build.sourceEncoding>utf-8</project.build.sourceEncoding>
    <project.reporting.outputEncoding>utf-8</project.reporting.outputEncoding>
    <surefire.version>2.12</surefire.version>
</properties>

<prerequisites>
    <maven>3.0</maven>
</prerequisites>

I have the following child module pom file:

 <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
 <parent>
<artifactId>junitcategorizer</artifactId>
<groupId>com.topdesk.test.junitcategorizer</groupId>
<version>0.0.1-SNAPSHOT</version>
<relativePath>..</relativePath>
</parent>
<artifactId>junitcategorizer.cutdetection</artifactId>
<name>Analysis of parameters for the CUT detection algorithm</name>
<description>Analysis of parameters for the CUT detection algorithm</description>
<dependencies>
<dependency>
    <groupId>com.topdesk.test.junitcategorizer</groupId>
    <artifactId>junitcategorizer.instrument</artifactId>
    <version>0.0.1-SNAPSHOT</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>
</project>

I tried commenting the below part in the parent pom file( i don't know if it is correct to do it), then this error is gone and the build fails with this error.

<parent>
<groupId>com.topdesk</groupId>
<artifactId>tis-parent</artifactId>
<version>3.4</version>
</parent>

Please help me!

Thanks

This question is tagged with maven build maven-2 pom.xml parent-pom

~ Asked on 2016-04-06 12:09:35

The Best Answer is


22

The normal layout for a maven multi module project is:

parent
+-- pom.xml
+-- module
    +-- pom.xml

Check that you use this layout.

Additionally:

  1. the relativePath looks strange. Instead of '..'

    <relativePath>..</relativePath>
    

    try '../' instead:

    <relativePath>../</relativePath>
    

    You can also remove relativePath if you use the standard layout. This is what I always do, and on the command line I can build as well the parent (and all modules) or only a single module.

  2. The module path may be wrong. In the parent you define the module as:

    <module>junitcategorizer.cutdetection</module>
    

    You must specify the name of the folder of the child module, not an artifact identifier. If junitcategorizer.cutdetection is not the name of the folder than change it accordingly.

Hope that helps..

EDIT have a look at the other post, I answered there.

~ Answered on 2016-04-06 19:17:57


12

I'm probably a bit late to the party, but I wrote the junitcategorizer for my thesis project at TOPdesk. Earlier versions indeed used a company internal Parent POM. So your problems are caused by the Parent POM not being resolvable, since it is not available to the outside world.

You can either:

  • Remove the <parent> block, but then have to configure the Surefire, Compiler and other plugins yourself
  • (Only applicable to this specific case!) Change it to point to our Open Source Parent POM by setting:
<parent>
    <groupId>com.topdesk</groupId>
    <artifactId>open-source-parent</artifactId>
    <version>1.2.0</version>
</parent>

~ Answered on 2019-09-17 08:58:55


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