Eclipse – How to solve “Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration” for Spring Data Maven Builds


I am trying to work with Spring Data and Neo4j. I started by trying to follow this guide linked to by the main site. In particular I based my pom.xml off of the "Hello, World!" example file. Here is a snip from my pom.xml for the plugin that is causing the issues…

<!-- Required to resolve aspectj-enhanced class features -->

The error I am seeing is:

 Multiple annotations found at this line:
    - Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.codehaus.mojo:aspectj-maven-plugin:1.0:compile (execution: default, phase: process-classes)
    - Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.codehaus.mojo:aspectj-maven-plugin:1.0:test-compile (execution: default, phase: process-classes)

I am running Eclipse 3.6.2 and m2e 0.13. I'm not a Maven expert, so please be very explanatory in your answers if possible.

I've also tried m2e 1.0.0 via this update site and still get the same error.

Best Solution

In my case of a similar problem, instead of using Andrew's suggestion for the fix, it worked simply after I introduced <pluginManagement> tag to the pom.xml in question. Looks like that error is due to a missing <pluginManagement> tag. So, in order to avoid the exceptions in Eclipse, one needs to simply enclose all the plugin tags inside a <pluginManagement> tag, like so:

            <plugin> ... </plugin>
            <plugin> ... </plugin>

Once this structure is in place, the error goes away.