Saturday, 1 July 2017

Failed to execute goal org.apache.felix:maven-scr-plugin

I have created maven archetype 10 project for AEM 6.1 and jdk 1.8. When I ran mvn clean install I ran in to below errors.

1) When maven-scr-plugin (1.11.0) and org.apache.felix.scr.annotations (1.9.0)
[ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.felix:maven-scr-plugin:1.11.0:scr (generate-scr-descriptor) on project digital-spearhead-core: Execution generate-scr-descriptor of goal org.apache.felix:maven-scr-plugin:1.11.0:scr failed. IllegalArgumentException -> [Help 1]

2) When maven-scr-plugin (1.12.0) and org.apache.felix.scr.annotations (1.9.0)
[ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.felix:maven-scr-plugin:1.12.0:scr (generate-scr-descriptor) on project aem-sample-core: SCR Descriptor parsing had failures (see log) -> [Help 1]

Use correct maven-scr-plugin and org.apache.felix.scr.annotations versions.  I have used maven-scr-plugin (1.20.0) and org.apache.felix.scr.annotations (1.9.0), now build is success.


  1. Thanks a lot. I spent almost 4 hrs on this and finally found your post!!