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From "Wendy Smoak" <>
Subject Re: Maven looking for repository under root
Date Wed, 14 Jan 2009 03:50:42 GMT
On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 8:37 PM, richard schmidt <> wrote:

> We have installed maven on a Linux pc following the instructions given on
> the web site.
> We expected maven to create a repository (.m2) directory under
> /home/username
> but instead we had to manually create a .m2 directory under root - which is
> not a very good idea!
> Why isnt it creating it under /home/username?
> How can we fix it?

It apparently thinks your home directory *is* root.  What user are you
running as?  Does it have a home directory?

What is the output of 'whoami' and 'cd ~' then 'pwd' ?


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