jvataman jvataman - 5 months ago 130x
Java Question

Buiding Hadoop with Eclipse / Maven - Missing artifact jdk.tools:jdk.tools:jar:1.6

I am trying to import cloudera's org.apache.hadoop:hadoop-client:2.0.0-cdh4.0.0 from cdh4 maven repo in a maven project in eclipse 3.81, m2e plugin, with oracle's jdk 1.7.0_05 on win7 using


however, I get the following error:

The container 'Maven Dependencies' references non existing library 'C:\Users\MyUserId\.m2\repository\jdk\tools\jdk.tools\1.6\jdk.tools-1.6.jar'

more specific, maven states that the following artifact is missing

Missing artifact jdk.tools:jdk.tools:jar:1.6

any idea on how to solve this?
Many thanks in advance.

npe npe

jdk.tools:jdk.tools (or com.sun:tools, or whatever you name it) is a JAR file that is distributed with JDK. Usually you add it to maven projects like this:


See, the Maven FAQ for adding dependencies to tools.jar

Or, you can manually install tools.jar in the local repository using:

mvn install:install-file -DgroupId=jdk.tools -DartifactId=jdk.tools -Dpackaging=jar -Dversion=1.6 -Dfile=tools.jar -DgeneratePom=true

and then reference it like Cloudera did, using: