Maven: Can not create Javadocs


I can not create javadocs to a folder I like, Here is how my javadoc plugin looks like;

<build> <plugin> <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId> <artifactId>maven-javadoc-plugin</artifactId> <version>2.9.1</version> <configuration> <outputDirectory>${build.dir}/resources/javadoc</outputDirectory> <reportOutputDirectory>${project.reporting.outputDirectory}/javadoc</reportOutputDirectory> </configuration> <executions> <execution> <id>attach-javadocs</id> <phase>package</phase> <goals> <goal>aggregate</goal> </goals> </execution> </executions> </plugin> </plugins> </build>

Any ideas?

EDIT MAven install leads to error"

Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-javadoc-plugin:2.9.1:aggregate (attach-javadocs) on project priTool: An error has occurred in JavaDocs report generation: [ERROR] Exit code: 1 - C:\pricing\priWebApp\src\main\..webapp\backend\local\PriUpgradeHelper.java:5: package ..upgrademanager does not exist [ERROR] import ...upgrademanager.ComponentInfo;

Upgrade Manager is an external dependency, but I can see its jar in library


You need to understand the difference between mvn package and mvn install. package creates the JARs in the target folder of the Maven project/module.

If there are more modules, they won't be able to see these JARs - for each project/module, Maven <strong>only</strong> looks into the local repository to resolve dependencies, even if could resolve them in the same project.

And that's what install does: Package the JARs and then install them into the local repository.

When you have a Maven project, with several modules (a.k.a a reactor build), then <strong>never</strong> use mvn package. <strong>Always</strong> use mvn install.


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