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  1. 英文原文

    I've had the same problem in one of my modules.

    Running "mvn eclipse:eclipse" in the console/cmd solved the problem for me.



    在console / cmd中运行" mvn eclipse:eclipse" 为我解决了这个问题。

    I've had the same problem in one of my modules.

    Running "mvn eclipse:eclipse" in the console/cmd solved the problem for me.


    在console / cmd中运行" mvn eclipse:eclipse" 为我解决了这个问题。

  2. 参考答案2
  3. In our instance of this problem, we had pom.xml files where the m2e-specific life cycle mapping configuration


    did not have the <version>1.0.0</version> part. When doing a Maven -> Update Project..., this causes the reported NullPointerException without a stack trace. When using a fresh Import... -> Existing Maven Projects, the same exception occurred, but with a stack trace that led me to find the above.

    (This is with m2e in Eclipse Luna Service Release 2 (4.4.2).)

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  5. For me worked the answer I found on CodeRanch, by user Maneesh Godbole:

    1. Close eclipse.
    2. Navigate to your "workspace" folder
    3. Ensure the setting on your OS to view hidden files is turned on
    4. Identify and delete the .metadata directory
    5. Restart eclipse
    6. Import project
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  7. In case it helps anyone, in addition to deleting .settings and .project, I had to delete .classpath and .factorypath before being able to import the project successfully into Eclipse.

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  9. I solved mine by deleting the .settings folder and .project file in the project and then reimporting the project.

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  11. org.eclipse.m2e.core.prefs file is in .settings folder. If you face the problem of

    An internal error occurred during: "Updating Maven Project". java.lang.NullPointerException

    Delete the project from eclipse then by deleting the .settings folder & .project file in the project -> then re-import the project.

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  13. I had the same problem. None of the solutions here worked. I had to completely reinstall eclipse and make a new workspace. Then it worked!

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  15. None of the above methods worked for me. This might also arise due to the presence of circular dependency in your eclipse workspace. So if there are any other errors present in any of the other projects in your workspace, try to fix those and then this issue will be gone. This is how i eliminated the error.

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  17. I had this same issue across multiple projects and multiple workspaces, none of the solutions I found online worked for me. I'm using STS and the only thing that worked was to go into my STS directory and add a "-clean" to the top of the STS.ini file. You can then start up your workspace and run maven clean without errors. (you can also remove the -clean tag from the ini file so it doesn't clean everytime you start it)

    Hope this helps someone.

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  19. The root issue in my case was a file conflict in the .settings folder. So, deleting the .settings folder would have resolved the Maven error, but I wanted to keep some of my local configuration files. I resolved the conflict, then tried a Maven update again and it worked.

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  21. I had the same issue ... solution at the end !

    here the eclipse log:


    ... it comes from "appengine maven wtp plugin" that try to get the type of GAE runtime, but seems to be null here (... getRuntimeType() --> NPE):

    see class

      private static IRuntime getGaeRuntime(String sdkVersion) {
        IRuntime[] runtimes = ServerCore.getRuntimes();
        for (IRuntime runtime : runtimes) {
          if (runtime != null &&  **runtime.getRuntimeType()**.equals(GAE_RUNTIME_TYPE)) {

    So, if you check in eclipse, Google App Engine is visible , but when you select it you'll see that no SDK is associated ... preference/Server/Runtime environments

    SOLUTION: in red on the screenshot ;-)

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  23. This helped me: Project menu -> Clean... -> clean all projects

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  25. I encountered this same symptom and none of the solutions above were helpful. I finally got a stack trace of the problem by importing the ear project again to eclipse, and was able to trace this down to the org.eclipse.m2e.wtp.MavenDeploymentDescriptorManagement which was trying to delete a directory in windows' temp directory called ".mavenDeploymentDescriptorManagement", which caused an irrational NullPointerException from the method, particularly because the code already had successfully done the same thing in a previous method with the same variable, then called file.isFile() without problem.

    Checking this out on the file system revealed that the file could only be accessed with administrator privileges. Apparently I had at some point launched eclipse from an administrator console by mistake. In the end I just made hidden files visible in windows explorer and deleted the temporary file manually, which solved the problem.

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  27. Just another possible source of the problem!

    I found out that in my case it was the following resource block that caused it:


    It included a folder from the project folder (the eclipse project is a subfolder of the versioned project folder).

    In my case, I could remove the error by removing the block and replacing it with a call to the Build helper Maven plugin:

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  29. I had to reinstall eclipse, delete .m2 folder and rebuild the jars.

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  31. deleting the local maven repository helped me

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  33. Eclipse has an error log. There you will see the complete stack trace. In my case it seems to be caused by a bad jar file combined with the libs not throwing a proper exception, just a NullPointerException.