Uder Moreira Uder Moreira - 1 year ago 154
Java Question

What is a POM on maven?

I'm trying to follow the get started manual of maven, but I receive this error

c:\Ambiente\workspace>mvn archetype:generate \ -DarchetypeGroupId=org.apache.maven.archety
pes \ -DgroupId=com.mycompany.app \ -DartifactId=my-app -X
Apache Maven 3.1.0 (893ca28a1da9d5f51ac03827af98bb730128f9f2; 2013-06-27 23:15:32-0300)
Maven home: C:\Ambiente\apache-maven-3.1.0
Java version: 1.7.0_25, vendor: Oracle Corporation
Java home: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_25\jre
Default locale: pt_BR, platform encoding: Cp1252
OS name: "windows 7", version: "6.1", arch: "x86", family: "windows"
[INFO] Error stacktraces are turned on.
[DEBUG] Reading global settings from C:\Ambiente\apache-maven-3.1.0\conf\settings.xml
[DEBUG] Reading user settings from C:\Users\t316360\.m2\settings.xml
[DEBUG] Using local repository at C:\Users\t316360\.m2\repository
[DEBUG] Using manager EnhancedLocalRepositoryManager with priority 10.0 for C:\Users\t3163
[INFO] Scanning for projects...
[DEBUG] Extension realms for project org.apache.maven:standalone-pom:pom:1: (none)
[DEBUG] Looking up lifecyle mappings for packaging pom from ClassRealm[plexus.core, parent
: null]
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] Total time: 0.078s
[INFO] Finished at: Mon Jul 22 17:23:03 BRT 2013
[INFO] Final Memory: 11M/247M
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ERROR] The goal you specified requires a project to execute but there is no POM in this d
irectory (c:\Ambiente\workspace). Please verify you invoked Maven from the correct directo
ry. -> [Help 1]
org.apache.maven.lifecycle.MissingProjectException: The goal you specified requires a proj
ect to execute but there is no POM in this directory (c:\Ambiente\workspace). Please verif
y you invoked Maven from the correct directory.

what is POM and what do I suppose to do to have this file?

Answer Source

The pom.xml file is the core of a project's configuration in Maven. It is a single configuration file that contains the majority of information required to build a project in just the way you want. The POM is huge and can be daunting in its complexity, but it is not necessary to understand all of the intricacies just yet to use it effectively.

Below is just a simple example:

<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">


  <name>Maven Quick Start Archetype</name>


To build the dependencies that you specified in pom.xml file execute: mvn clean package After a successfull mvn package you will see something like below:

[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] Total time: 2 seconds
[INFO] Finished at: Tue Jul 23 (Time..)
[INFO] Final Memory: 3M/6M
[INFO] -----------------------------

the above command will download all the dependencies to your home directory /home/user/.m2/..

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