I have wheezy installed from a pen drive. Updated things and thought I had got maven and eclipse. But maven projects would not compile. I uninstalled all the maven programs I could find in Add/remove software. That was 2 days back. Now can't remember what I removed and anyway fear something was missing. What -all- do I need to install to get maven working with java projects—run from command line and eclipse?

Should I reinstall eclipse/STS?

What I tried : downloaded libmaven-install-plugin-java_2.3-4_all.deb'

Tried to install :

 dpkg -i libmaven-install-plugin-java_2.3-4_all.deb 


Selecting previously unselected package libmaven-install-plugin-java. (Reading database ... 133826 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking libmaven-install-plugin-java (from .../libmaven-install-plugin-java_2.3-4_all.deb) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libmaven-install-plugin-java: libmaven-install-plugin-java depends on libmaven2-core-java; however: Package libmaven2-core-java is not installed. libmaven-install-plugin-java depends on libplexus-digest-java; however: Package libplexus-digest-java is not installed.

dpkg: error processing libmaven-install-plugin-java (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: libmaven-install-plugin-java


Do not manually download packages and try to install them with dpkg. Instead, use apt-get or aptitude that will figure out the necessary dependencies and download and install the correct packages for you, for example:

aptitude install maven

I don't know anything about Maven, so I don't know if this is the correct package and if it's really the one your missing. You will have to figure that out by yourself:


Now can't remember what I removed

Look into /var/log/dpkg.log, /var/log/aptitude.log and /var/log/apt/*. One of these log files probably contains information on what packages you removed.

  • well i re installed and it did not work (installed but still do not have a working maven) Same project works in mac but does not compile in my debian :( – tgkprog Sep 25 '13 at 15:09
  • will start a new thread for the real issue and maybe someone will be able to help. On other similar threads people seem to have solved by reinstall, i removed my ~/.m2 directory and reinstalled, but no cigar – tgkprog Sep 25 '13 at 15:11
  • marked this is as right as it did re install, but again not yet got my java to compile ! – tgkprog Sep 25 '13 at 15:12
dpkg -l libmaven-install-plugin-java |egrep ^ii

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