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From Lukas Theussl <>
Subject Re: Missing parent link in site, was Re: Error resolving parent pom (descriptor?) with site plugin
Date Thu, 23 May 2013 06:59:22 GMT

IIUC your findings are summed up here:


On 05/23/2013 04:24 AM, Dan Rollo wrote:
> Well, I never saw a response to this, and finally got tired of the missing
> 'parent' links in maven generated sites.
> At some point, it appears the maven-site-plugin stopped using the parent
> projects URL, and instead looks for the parent projects distributionManagement
> -> site -> url to determine if the parent project is reachable during site
> generation.
> answer my own question: My workaround was to define a distMgt->site-url
> tag in the parent pom.
> Due to the way m-s-p tries to inherit the parent value of this URL and then
> append it's own artifactId (which works if your parent is located above you -
> was more viable in a svn world, not so true in a git world anymore), I also have
> to re-define the distMgt->site->url again in each of my child poms to ensure the
> child site's value is correct.
> Hope this might help anyone else who is wondering how to fix the message:
> [WARNING] Unable to find a URL to the parent project. The parent menu will NOT
> be added.
> (My original post was about a build problem, but the missing parent link was
> also annoying...)
> Dan
> On 12/12/2012 11:11 PM, Dan Rollo wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm seeing something I can't figure out, and wondering if this is a
>> known issue.
>> I have a multi-module maven project, which has as its parent a shared
>> corporate pom (in a totally different source bank location). I can build
>> this project successfully via "mvn package".
>> However, when I try to run the site goal, I get strange errors:
>> [INFO] Parent project loaded from repository: xxx:pom-parent:pom:1.0.1
>> ...
>> [WARNING] Unable to find a URL to the parent project. The parent menu
>> will NOT be added.
>> Downloading:
>> http://xxx:8080/archiva/repository/cache-central/xxx/pom-parent/1.0.1/pom-parent-1.0.1.pom
>> mojoFailed org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-site-plugin:3.2(default-site)
>> and after that message, the build fails.
>> Just in case, I verified the parent poms site descriptor is available
>> both in our shared repo, and was downloaded to the local repo.
>> It as if the site plugin can't find the parent pom. Here's a another
>> error message:
>> Unable to read local module-POM
>> cause : SiteToolException: Unable to read local module-POM
>> Odder still, the "site" goal used to work fine. This problem just
>> started happening after I released a new version of the parent pom, and
>> updated the project to use the new released parent.
>> Thanks,
>> Dan
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