Build failure run “mvn clean install”. I just upgraded Big Sur

mvn clean install building failure

  [INFO] Total time:  1.911 s
    [INFO] Finished at: 2020-11-14T19:07:37+08:00
    [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin:3.8.1:compile (default-compile) on project es-starter: Compilation failure
    [ERROR] No compiler is provided in this environment. Perhaps you are running on a JRE rather than a JDK?
    [ERROR] -> [Help 1]
    [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] For more information about the errors and possible solutions, please read the following articles:
    [ERROR] [Help 1]

Java & Maven environment


      ~ which java
    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java
    ➜  ~ mvn -v
    Apache Maven 3.6.1 (d66c9c0b3152b2e69ee9bac180bb8fcc8e6af555; 2019-04-05T03:00:29+08:00)
    Maven home: /Users/munan/Documents/work/develop/maven/apache-maven-3.6.1
    Java version: 1.8.0_192, vendor: Oracle Corporation, runtime: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home
    Default locale: zh_CN, platform encoding: UTF-8
    OS name: "mac os x", version: "10.16", arch: "x86_64", family: "mac"

It seems that there is no problem with the environment.
So where is the problem that caused the build to fail?


BigSur added JRE path for some reason and
I uninstalled the JRE as I needed the JDK (and not JRE) and it worked.

  1. Go to /Library/Internet Plug-Ins.
  2. Remove the JavaAppletPlugin.plugin directory by executing the rm
    command as a root user or by using the sudo tool.
  3. Go to /Library/PreferencePanes.
  4. Remove JavaControlPanel.prefpane by executing the rm command as a
    root user or by using the sudo tool.

Source : Link , Question Author : munan , Answer Author : anudeep b

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