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From "John Casey (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (MNG-2408) Improve handling of "no plugin version found" error after intermittent errors
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2006 20:01:22 GMT
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John Casey updated MNG-2408:

    Priority: Blocker  (was: Major)

It seems that this is becoming a more common issue. From what I can tell, either the metadata
download is failing (network problem), or else the file itself doesn't exist on the server.
In either case, Maven is gleefully writing a new metadata file that contains 'LATEST' for
the main <version/>, which should never happen.

In 2.1, we should look at separating the meta-versions like RELEASE and LATEST from real versions,
to avoid the need to correct for this sort of situation. For now, it might be a good idea
to refrain from writing a dummy metadata file in the local repository when representing a
remotely retrieved piece of metadata...will look into this more later.

*As a workaround*

You should be able to traverse in your local repository to the plugin's artifactId folder
(org/apache/maven/plugins/maven-archetype-plugin in this example), and remove maven-metadata-*.xml.
When you re-run the build, it should restore these metadata files from the repositories, and
should resume normal functioning.

> Improve handling of "no plugin version found" error after intermittent errors
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>          Key: MNG-2408
>          URL:
>      Project: Maven 2
>         Type: Bug

>   Components: Artifacts and Repositories, Artifacts, Documentation: Guides
>     Versions: 2.0.4
>     Reporter: Graham Leggett
>     Priority: Blocker
>      Fix For: 2.0.5

> If you follow the instructions at
to use the archetype plugin to create a new project skeleton, the suggested command line fails
as below.
> It seems there is a typo of some kind in the suggested command line, I am not familiar
enough with maven 2 to know for sure.
> Graham-Leggetts-Computer:~/src/standard/alchemy/maven minfrin$ mvn archetype:create
> [INFO] Scanning for projects...
> [INFO] Searching repository for plugin with prefix: 'archetype'.
> [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [INFO] The plugin 'org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-archetype-plugin' does not exist or
no valid version could be found
> [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [INFO] For more information, run Maven with the -e switch
> [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [INFO] Total time: 1 second
> [INFO] Finished at: Tue Jun 27 09:43:14 SAST 2006
> [INFO] Final Memory: 1M/2M
> [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------

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