Maven – The POM for maven-compiler-plugin:jar:3.8.1 is missing

Maven compiles and hits the following maven-compiler-plugin error?


The POM for org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin:jar:3.8.1 is missing, 
 no dependency information available
pom.xml

	<plugin>
		<groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
		<artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
		<version>3.8.1</version>
		<configuration>
			<source>1.8</source>
			<target>1.8</target>
		</configuration>
	</plugin>
Terminal

> mvn compile

[INFO] Scanning for projects...
[INFO]
[INFO] --------------------< com.mkyong.core:junit5-maven >--------------------
[INFO] Building junit5-maven 1.0
[INFO] --------------------------------[ jar ]---------------------------------

[WARNING] The POM for org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin:jar:3.8.1 is missing, no dependency information available

[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] BUILD FAILURE
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] Total time:  0.227 s
[INFO] Finished at: 2019-10-17T17:01:45+08:00
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ERROR] Plugin org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin:3.8.1 or one of its dependencies could not be resolved: Failure to 
find org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin:jar:3.8.1 in https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2 was cached in the local repository, 
resolution will not be reattempted until the update interval of central has elapsed or updates are forced -> [Help 1]
[ERROR]
[ERROR] To see the full stack trace of the errors, re-run Maven with the -e switch.
[ERROR] Re-run Maven using the -X switch to enable full debug logging.
[ERROR]
[ERROR] For more information about the errors and possible solutions, please read the following articles:
[ERROR] [Help 1] http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MAVEN/PluginResolutionException

Solution

Find your Maven local repository, navigate to maven-compiler-plugin, delete the 3.8.1 folder, so that the Maven will redownload it again. For example:


C:\Users\mkyong\.m2\repository\org\apache\maven\plugins\maven-compiler-plugin

References

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