How to fix maven-dependency-plugin (goals “copy-dependencies”, “unpack”) is not supported by m2e in Eclipse

Filed Under: Maven

Recently when I imported a Maven Project in Eclipse Indigo, it was showing following error in the project – maven-dependency-plugin (goals “copy-dependencies”, “unpack”) is not supported by m2e.

The issue was coming because Eclipse M2E doesn’t support execution, more details are at .
However, if you build the project, it doesn’t cause any issue.

To resolve this error all you need to do is copy following code just before your closing tag of the build.

	<!--This plugin's configuration is used to store Eclipse m2e settings only. It has no influence on the Maven build itself.-->

Just save the project and error should be gone, if not you might need to Update the project from maven options.


  1. Ankush Tehale says:

    Thank you for posting.

  2. Tung says:

    Nice, thank you so much.

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