M2E quick fix – not up-to-date pom.xml

Recently, I have started using Apache Maven within Eclipse with m2e plugin. It helps me a lot as I can make many things within eclipse. This plugin  stills needs development (as has many open bugs), but since now I have not face something that I cannot overcome it.

An annoying problem that sometimes this plugin cause is that marks a project with error icon. If you see Markers View you will see an error of type “Maven Configuration Problem” saying:

Project configuration is not up-to-date with pom.xml. Run project configuration update

A quick workaround is this:

  1. Open Marker View
  2. Right-click on the Error message
  3. Select Quick Fix
  4. Click Finish

Adrianos Dadis.

Democracy requires Free Software


About Adrianos Dadis

Building Big Data & Stream processing solutions in many business domains. Interested in distributed systems and enterprise integration.
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16 Responses to M2E quick fix – not up-to-date pom.xml

  1. walk_n_wind says:

    Thanks! Been using m2e for a while now, and just ran into this issue for the 1st time.

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  3. alexandra says:


  4. Christian Eugster says:

    Thanks, that helped a lot

  5. Olena says:

    Thanks for the quick fix! 🙂

  6. quietudesoul says:

    Thanks for the quick fix tip.. it worked!!

  7. pradeep says:

    Thanks for the help

  8. Anonymous says:

    i got the following error :
    An internal error occurred during: “Updating Maven Project”.
    Unsupported IClasspathEntry kind=4

  9. Anonymous says:

    An alternative workaround to the Quickfix is

    1. Right Click the project
    2. Select Menu Maven
    3. Selection SubMenu Update Project …
    4. Check “Update project configuration from pom.xml” in the “Update Maven Project” dialog.
    5. optional Check “Clean project” in the “Update Maven Project” dialog.
    6. Confirm “Update Maven Project” dialog with OK.

  10. wolmir says:


  11. Victor says:

    Great, thx!

  12. Anonymous says:

    thanks , working now

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