mvn_build man page

mvn_build — build Maven project with XMvn


%mvn_build [options] [-- Maven-arguments]


mvn_build macro builds Maven project by calling XMvn and generates reactor structure information to be used by mvn_install.

By default Maven phase verify and goal javadoc:aggregate are executed, as well as some additional XMvn-specific goals or phases. If -f is specified then phase package is executed instead of verify. If -j is given then goal javadoc:aggregate is skipped.

Any arguments after -- are passed directly to XMvn. See xmvn(1) for more information on availability of XMvn options.


-d, --xmvn-debug
Enable XMvn debugging output. This option causes XMvn to write verbose debugging information to standard output. Debugging information includes at least details about artifact resolution from system repositories.
-f, --force
Skip compilation and execution of unit and integration tests, as well as resolution of build dependencies with scope test. This option causes Maven phase package to be executed instead of default phase verify, defines property maven.test.skip=true which disables compilation and execution of tests and causes XMvn to remove any project dependencies with scope test.
-i, --skip-install
Skip artifact installation. This option disables generation of reactor structure information so that future calls to mvn_install will not result in installation of artifacts produced in current Maven reactor.
-j, --skip-javadoc
Skip javadoc generation. This option skips running Maven Javadoc Plugin. Useful for packages which don’t want to produce Java API documentation.
-s, --singleton
Enable singleton packaging (one artifact per package). This option causes artifacts with identical artifactId to be installed as part of the same subpackage. This behavior can be further customized by adding more specific packaging rules with mvn_package.
-X, --debug
Enable Maven debugging output. Implies -d. This option causes Maven to write verbose debugging information to standard output.



Run XMvn in online mode. If xmvn_bootstrap RPM macro is defined to any value then XMvn is ran in online mode. Otherwise XMvn is ran in offline mode. Online mode of XMvn allows missing dependency artifacts to be fetched from remote repositories. This behavior is mostly useful when bootstrapping new packages, which dependecies have not yet been packaged.


Originally written by Mikolaj Izdebski. Versions 3.0.0 and later were written by Stanislav Ochotnicky.

Reporting Bugs

Bugs should be reported through Red Hat Bugzilla at

See Also

mvn_alias(7), mvn_compat_version(7), mvn_config(7), mvn_file(7), mvn_package(7), xmvn(1).

Referenced By

gradle_build(7), mvn_alias(7), mvn_artifact(7), mvn_compat_version(7), mvn_config(7), mvn_file(7), mvn_install(7), mvn_package(7).

11/18/2016 JAVAPACKAGES Java Packages Tools