maven error: package org.junit does not exist

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I’m trying to create the javadoc with maven and it fails. It also fails when doing the verify.

mvn verify

I get the following error:

(...)
    [INFO] -------------------------------------------------------------
    [ERROR] COMPILATION ERROR : 
    [INFO] -------------------------------------------------------------
    [ERROR] /home/miquel/creaveu/createOmegaMatrix/src/main/java/edu/url/salle/gtm/hnm/dataStructures/HFrame.java:[6,23]
package org.junit does not exist
    [ERROR] /home/miquel/creaveu/createOmegaMatrix/src/main/java/edu/url/salle/gtm/hnm/dataStructures/HFrame.java:[6,0]
static import only from classes and interfaces
    (···)

In my pom.xml file I have the following lines:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.junit</groupId>
  <artifactId>junit</artifactId>
  <version>4.8.2</version>
  <scope>test</scope>
</dependency>

and my local repository contains the junit jar file:

miquel@ubuntu:~/creaveu/createOmegaMatrix$ ls -l /home/miquel/.m2/repository/org/junit/junit/4.8.2/
total 248
**-rw-r--r-- 1 miquel miquel 237344 2012-09-13 11:01 junit-4.8.2.jar**
-rw-r--r-- 1 miquel miquel    236 2012-09-13 11:13 junit-4.8.2-javadoc.jar.lastUpdated
-rw-r--r-- 1 miquel miquel      0 2012-09-13 11:13 junit-4.8.2-javadoc.jar-not-available
-rw-r--r-- 1 miquel miquel    458 2012-09-12 18:35 junit-4.8.2.pom
-rw-r--r-- 1 miquel miquel    236 2012-09-13 11:13 junit-4.8.2-sources.jar.lastUpdated
-rw-r--r-- 1 miquel miquel      0 2012-09-13 11:13 junit-4.8.2-sources.jar-not-available
-rw-r--r-- 1 miquel miquel    163 2012-09-13 11:22 _maven.repositories
miquel@ubuntu:~/creaveu/createOmegaMatrix$

The code is fine because in my laptop, which I have no access now, I van run:

mvn javadoc:javadoc
mvn verify

with no problems, and also the tests work in eclipse IDE.

Answer

Ok, you’ve declared junit dependency for test classes only (those that are in src/test/java but you’re trying to use it in main classes (those that are in src/main/java).

Either do not use it in main classes, or remove <scope>test</scope>.



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