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M2E problem : Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration

February 18th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I am adding to the blogosphere of development-related blogs another post about the “Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration” error.

The M2E Plugin 1.0.0 is integrated into Eclipse Indigo (3.7). Apparently, M2E connectors, which are a bridge between Maven and Eclipse, require to provide a connector for every plugin that is used in the build.
And if no connector is available, M2E shows the following annoying errors in the Eclipse problems view :

Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-antrun-plugin:1.7:run (execution: run, phase: validate)

Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-resources-plugin:2.5:resources (execution: default-resources, phase: process-resources)

Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-resources-plugin:2.5:testResources (execution: default-testResources, phase: process-test-resources)

Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.codehaus.mojo:properties-maven-plugin:1.0-alpha-2:read-project-properties (execution: default, phase: initialize)

Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.apache.cxf:cxf-codegen-plugin:2.2:wsdl2java (execution: generate-sources, phase: generate-sources)

Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.codehaus.mojo:hibernate3-maven-plugin:3.0-SNAPSHOT:hbm2ddl (execution: default, phase: compile)

Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-ear-plugin:2.6:generate-application-xml

To avoid these errors, it is necessary to modify the pom.xml file so that M2E will not complain about it.

These are the extra lines that I added in my parent pom.xml :

	<build>
<pluginManagement>
	<plugins>
	<!--The configuration of this plugin is used to store the Eclipse M2E settings
                  only. It has no influence on the Maven build itself. -->
	<plugin>
		      <groupId>org.eclipse.m2e</groupId>
		      <artifactId>lifecycle-mapping</artifactId>
		      <version>1.0.0</version>
		      <configuration>
		        <lifecycleMappingMetadata>
		          <pluginExecutions>
		            <pluginExecution>
		              <pluginExecutionFilter>
		                <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
		                <artifactId>maven-antrun-plugin</artifactId>
		                <versionRange> [1.7,)</versionRange>
		                <goals>
		                       <!-- plugin goals-->
		                  <goal>run</goal>
		                </goals>
		              </pluginExecutionFilter>
		              <action>
		             	 <!-- M2E should ignore the plugin-->
		                <ignore />
		              </action>
		            </pluginExecution>
		            <pluginExecution>
		              <pluginExecutionFilter>
		                <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
		                <artifactId>maven-resources-plugin</artifactId>
		                <versionRange> [2.5,)</versionRange>
		                <goals>
		                       <!-- plugin goals-->
		                  <goal>resources</goal>
		                  <goal> testResources </goal>
		                </goals>
		              </pluginExecutionFilter>
		              <action>
		             	 <!-- M2E should ignore the plugin-->
		                <ignore />
		              </action>
		            </pluginExecution>
		            <pluginExecution>
		              <pluginExecutionFilter>
		                <groupId>org.codehaus.mojo</groupId>
		                <artifactId>properties-maven-plugin</artifactId>
		                <versionRange> [1.0-alpha-2,)</versionRange>
		                <goals>
		                       <!-- plugin goals-->
		                  <goal>read-project-properties</goal>
		                </goals>
		              </pluginExecutionFilter>
		              <action>
		             	 <!-- M2E should ignore the plugin-->
		                <ignore />
		              </action>
		            </pluginExecution>
		            <pluginExecution>
		              <pluginExecutionFilter>
		                <groupId>org.apache.cxf</groupId>
		                <artifactId>cxf-codegen-plugin</artifactId>
		                <versionRange> [2.2,)</versionRange>
		                <goals>
		                       <!-- plugin goals-->
		                  <goal>wsdl2java</goal>
		                </goals>
		              </pluginExecutionFilter>
		              <action>
		             	 <!-- M2E should ignore the plugin-->
		                <ignore />
		              </action>
		            </pluginExecution>
		            <pluginExecution>
		              <pluginExecutionFilter>
		                <groupId>org.codehaus.mojo</groupId>
		                <artifactId>hibernate3-maven-plugin</artifactId>
		                <versionRange> [3.0-SNAPSHOT,)</versionRange>
		                <goals>
		                       <!-- plugin goals-->
		                  <goal>hbm2ddl</goal>
		                </goals>
		              </pluginExecutionFilter>
		              <action>
		             	 <!-- M2E should ignore the plugin-->
		                <ignore />
		              </action>
		            </pluginExecution>
		                  <pluginExecution>
		              <pluginExecutionFilter>
		                <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
		                <artifactId>maven-ear-plugin</artifactId>
		                <versionRange> [2.6,)</versionRange>
		                <goals>
		                       <!-- plugin goals-->
		                  <goal>generate-application-xml</goal>
		                </goals>
		              </pluginExecutionFilter>
		              <action>
		             	 <!-- M2E should ignore the plugin-->
		                <ignore />
		              </action>
		            </pluginExecution>
		          </pluginExecutions>
		        </lifecycleMappingMetadata>
		      </configuration>
  	</plugin>
...
  </plugins>
      </pluginManagement>
</build>

Links :
http://wiki.eclipse.org/M2E_plugin_execution_not_covered
http://objectledge.org/confluence/display/TOOLS/M2E+Connectors

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