Maven : error in opening zip file when running maven

[ERROR] error: error reading C:\Users\suresh\.m2\repository\org\jdom\jdom\1.1\jdom-1.1.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error: error reading C:\Users\suresh\.m2\repository\javax\servlet\servlet-api\2.5\servlet-api-2.5.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error: error reading C:\Users\suresh\.m2\repository\org\apache\cxf\cxf-rt-bindings-http\2.2.1\cxf-rt-bindings-http-2.2.1.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error: error reading C:\Users\suresh\.m2\repository\org\codehaus\jra\jra\1.0-alpha-4\jra-1.0-alpha-4.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error: error reading C:\Users\suresh\.m2\repository\org\apache\cxf\cxf-api\2.2.1\cxf-api-2.2.1.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error: error reading C:\Users\suresh\.m2\repository\org\apache\cxf\cxf-common-utilities\2.2.1\cxf-common-utilities-2.2.1.jar; error in opening zip file
[INFO] 44 errors

How to resolve this error while running mvn clean install?

And I see that, starting from servlet-api, no packages are being created inside the local repository on my disk.

Answers


Probably, contents of the JAR files in your local .m2 repository are HTML saying "301 Moved Permanently". It seems that mvn does not handle "301 Moved Permanently" properly as expected. In such a case, download the JAR files manually from somewhere (the central repository, for example) and put them into your .m2 repository.

See also:

asm-3.1.jar; error in opening zip file http://darutk-oboegaki.blogspot.jp/2012/07/asm-31jar-error-in-opening-zip-file.html


This error sometimes occurs. The files becomes corrupt. A quick solution thats works for me, is:

  • Go to your local repository (in general /.m2/) in your case I see that is C:\Users\suresh.m2)
  • Search for the packages that makes conflicts (in general go to repository/org) and delete it
  • Try again to install it

With that you force to get the actual files

good luck with that!


Try to remove your repository in /.m2/repository/ and then do a mvn clean install to download the files again.


I had the same problem but previous solutions not work for me. The only solution works for me is the following URL.

https://enlightensoft.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/maven-error-reading-error-in-opening-zip-file/

[EDIT]

Here I explain more about it

Suppose you got an error like below

[ERROR] error: error reading C:\Users\user\.m2\repository\org\jdom\jdom\1.1\jdom-1.1.jar; error in opening zip file

Then you have to follow these steps.

  1. First, delete the existing jar C:\Users\user\.m2\repository\org\jdom\jdom\1.1\jdom-1.1.jar
  2. Then you have to manually download relevant jar from Maven central repository. You can download from this link here
  3. After that, you have to copy that downloaded jar into the previous directory.C:\Users\user\.m2\repository\org\jdom\jdom\1.1\

Then you can build your project using mvn clean install

hope this will help somebody.


  1. go to the .m2/repository and delete the conflicting files
  2. mvn -U clean install

I had a similar problem as well. The fix was a mix of both. I had a problem with asm-3.1 (as mentioned in the blog post linked by Takahiko. That jar was corrupt. I needed to manually get the jar from the maven central repository. Removing it and retrying just got the corrupt jar again. It then still failed on the asm-parent, which was a POM file containing the HTML with a 301. Again, it required manually getting the file myself. You may want to check what settings XML to see if you're set to a different repository, such as a local nexus server.

When the proper way to get the new one fails, manually grab it yourself.


This error can occur when your connection gets interrupted during your dependencies are being downloaded. Delete the relevant repository folder and run following command again to download a fresh copy of corrupted file.

mvn clean install 

  1. I deleted the jar downloaded by maven
  2. manually download the jar from google
  3. place the jar in the local repo in place of deleted jar.

This resolved my problem.

Hope it helps


I also encountered the same problem, my problem has been resolved. The solution is:

According to error information being given, to find the corresponding jar in maven repository and deleted. Then executed mvn install command after deleting.


Accidently I found a simple workaroud to this issue. Running Maven with -X option forces it to try other servers to download source code. Instead of trash HTML inside some jar files there is correct content.

mvn clean install -X > d:\log.txt

And in the log file you find messages like these:

Downloading: https://repository.apache.org/content/groups/public/org/apache/axis2/mex/1.6.1-wso2v2/mex-1.6.1-wso2v2-impl.jar
[DEBUG] Writing resolution tracking file D:\wso2_local_repository\org\apache\axis2\mex\1.6.1-wso2v2\mex-1.6.1-wso2v2-impl.jar.lastUpdated
Downloading: http://maven.wso2.org/nexus/content/groups/wso2-public/org/apache/axis2/mex/1.6.1-wso2v2/mex-1.6.1-wso2v2-impl.jar

You see, Maven switched repository.apache.org to maven.wso2.org when it encountered a download problem. So the following error is now gone:

[ERROR] error: error reading D:\wso2_local_repository\org\apache\axis2\mex\1.6.1-wso2v2\mex-1.6.1-wso2v2-impl.jar; error in opening zip file

For me I should change the .m2 repo in the settings.xml file with another one because in Mac maven can't create a folder that start with point(.)

to solve that, open your maven/version/conf/settings.xml and specify the location of your repo folder like this :

<localRepository>../repo</localRepository>

don't forget to change it also in your IDE, in eclipse go to : Windows > Preferences > Maven > User Settings > Global Settings, and navigate to your settings.xml.

clean install your project.

hope this will help you.


This error occurs because of some file corruption. But we don't need to delete whole .m2 folder. Instead find which jar files get corrupted by looking at the error message in the console. And delete only the folders which contains those jar files.

Like in the question :

  1. C:\Users\suresh.m2\repository\org\jdom\jdom\
  2. C:\Users\suresh.m2\repository\javax\servlet\servlet-api\
  3. C:\Users\suresh.m2\repository\org\apache\cxf\cxf-rt-bindings-http
  4. C:\Users\suresh.m2\repository\org\codehaus\jra\jra
  5. C:\Users\suresh.m2\repository\org\apache\cxf\cxf-api
  6. C:\Users\suresh.m2\repository\org\apache\cxf\cxf-common-utilities

Delete these folders. Then run.

mvn clean install -U


This issue is a pain in my a$$, I have this issue in my Mac, if I run

mvn clean install | grep "error reading"
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/org/apache/velocity/velocity/1.7/velocity-1.7.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/commons-net/commons-net/3.3/commons-net-3.3.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/org/apache/commons/commons-lang3/3.0/commons-lang3-3.0.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/org/bouncycastle/bcprov-jdk15on/1.54/bcprov-jdk15on-1.54.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/javax/mail/mail/1.4/mail-1.4.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/org/apache/pdfbox/pdfbox/2.0.0/pdfbox-2.0.0.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/com/itextpdf/itextpdf/5.5.10/itextpdf-5.5.10.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/org/slf4j/slf4j-api/1.7.24/slf4j-api-1.7.24.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/com/aspose/aspose-pdf/11.5.0/aspose-pdf-11.5.0.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/org/apache/velocity/velocity/1.7/velocity-1.7.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/commons-net/commons-net/3.3/commons-net-3.3.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/org/apache/commons/commons-lang3/3.0/commons-lang3-3.0.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/org/bouncycastle/bcprov-jdk15on/1.54/bcprov-jdk15on-1.54.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/javax/mail/mail/1.4/mail-1.4.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/org/apache/pdfbox/pdfbox/2.0.0/pdfbox-2.0.0.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/com/itextpdf/itextpdf/5.5.10/itextpdf-5.5.10.jar; error in opening zip file
[ERROR] error reading /Users/ducnguyen/.m2/repository/org/slf4j/slf4j-api/1.7.24/slf4j-api-1.7.24.jar; error in opening zip file

Removing all corrupted libs is the only solution

So I want to remove all of them at once.

mvn clean install | grep "error reading" | awk '{print "rm " $4 | "/bin/sh"  }'

The command needs AWK to take libPath string from column $4

Then rerun

mvn clean install

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