This error is raised when your POM inherits from a parent POM or imports another POM that Maven could not download. Possible causes for this error are:
<relativePath>element in the child is properly set and that the POM at that location has actually the version you want to use.
<repository>to download the POM. Note that
<pluginRepository>declarations are not considered when looking for the POM, only
<repositories>are searched for POMs.
<id>of the remote repository to use. See the Maven Settings Reference for more details.
<snapshots><enabled>false</enabled></snapshots>configured. Likewise, in order to resolve a released version of the POM, the remote repository should not be configured with
<releases><enabled>false</enabled></releases>. See the POM Reference for more information on repository configuration.
In those cases, check your POM and/or settings for the proper contents. If you configured the repository in a profile of your
settings.xml, also verify that this profile gets actually activated, e.g. via invoking
For the special case of a network-related problem during download of the POM, you can also consult the following articles: