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  • Importing Maven Project from a Cloned Git Project into Eclipse Juno SR2 with m2e
    04/08/2013 1:53PM

    I was having some funky issues with Eclipse and m2e not properly reading the pom.xml and setting up the .classpath properly when importing an existing Maven project into Eclipse from a cloned git repo.

    When I did the following:

    • Go to File/Import/Maven/Existing Maven Projects
    • Chose the root dir of the the existing directory

    I got the following error:

    An internal error occurred during: "Updating Maven Project".
    Unsupported IClasspathEntry kind=4

    Initially, I solved it with a series of back-and-forth commands in both Eclipse and on the commandline to finally satisfy Eclipse that the dependencies were satisfied.

    Thanks to the help of a friend I found a much easier process which enables me to cleanly clone, and import into Eclipse.

    • Clone your git repo
    • On the command-line in the same directory into which you cloned your source run:
      • $ mvn eclipse:eclipse; mvn eclipse:clean
    • Open Eclipse
    • Select File/Import/Maven/Existing Maven Projects
    • Browse to the directory into which you cloned your source and select that directory
    • Click 'Finish' in the dialog box

    You should now have your project in Eclipse without any compile/dependency errors.

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