There are several situations where you may need to install a local library into your local Maven repository:
- The library is not available in any public Maven repositories, and you need to use it in your project.
- You have a modified version of a library that you need to use in your project, and you want to make sure that your project always uses this modified version.
- You want to use a specific version of a library that is not available in any public Maven repositories.
In these situations, installing the library into your local Maven repository allows you to easily manage the library as a dependency in your project. Once the library is installed, you can include it as a dependency in your project’s pom.xml file, and Maven will automatically download and include the library in your project’s build.
How to do
Following the command in your terminal, replace the path and version number with the appropriate values:
mvn install:install-file -Dfile=/path/to/library.jar -DgroupId=com.example -DartifactId=library -Dversion=1.0 -Dpackaging=jar
This command will install the library into your local Maven repository, allowing Maven to easily reference it during the build process.
Add a dependency to your local library in your project’s
pom.xml file by adding the following code:
This will tell Maven to include the local library in your project during the build process.
This will compile your code and package it into a JAR file, including your local library as a dependency.
Find your JAR file in the
target directory of your project, and it will include your local library as a dependency.