posix – Maven assembly-plugin “group id ‘1377585961’ is too big” error

I’m trying to understand why only one (new) MacBookPro in our dev-team, running OS-X 10.10.5, is having a problem with the Assemble phase of a Project that no other MacBook on the project is having. I’m wondering if anyone else run into this contradictory phenomenon, and does anyone have an explanation for it?

This is the error we get:

[ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-assembly- plugin:2.5.5:single (attachConfig) on project cmr-impl: Execution attachConfig of goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-assembly-plugin:2.5.5:single failed: group id '1377585961' is too big ( > 2097151 ). Use STAR or POSIX extensions to overcome this limit -> [Help 1]

So yes, I know that if I use the <tarLongFileMode>posix<tarLongFileMode> mode in the POM the problem goes away. However, this is not required on any of the other MacBooks running the same version of Java and Maven, so it’s not really the correct ‘answer’. The only difference I can find is that my colleagues are all running OS-X 10.9.x, but I can’t find a justification that this is in any way relevant.

To rule out a bad Maven library download or bad plug-ins, I deleted the entire .m2/repository directory and its contents (two or three times), as well as the apache-maven-3.3.3 install, replacing it with first 3.2.1, then 3.1.1, and then 2.5, and finally 3.0.4. Doesn’t clear it.

FYI, this is NOT related to an IDE. This is all command line “mvn -X clean install”.

Please don’t just tell me to use the <tarLongFileMode>posix<tarLongFileMode> – like I said, that’s known, and it doesn’t explain why the assembly phase is behaving so irrationally from one MacBook to the other.

Thanks in advance.

This is the Java version info:

$ java -version
java version "1.8.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_45-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.45-b02, mixed mode)

$ mvn -version
Apache Maven 3.0.4 (r1232337; 2012-01-17 03:44:56-0500)
Maven home: /usr/local/apache-maven-3.0.4
Java version: 1.8.0_45, vendor: Oracle Corporation
Java home: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_45.jdk/Contents/Home/jre
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "mac os x", version: "10.10.5", arch: "x86_64", family: "mac"

This is the full error stack:

[ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-assembly-plugin:2.5.5:single (attachConfig) on project cmr-impl: Execution attachConfig of goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-assembly-plugin:2.5.5:single failed: group id '1377585961' is too big ( > 2097151 ). Use STAR or POSIX extensions to overcome this limit -> [Help 1]
org.apache.maven.lifecycle.LifecycleExecutionException: Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-assembly-plugin:2.5.5:single (attachConfig) on project cmr-impl: Execution attachConfig of goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-assembly-plugin:2.5.5:single failed: group id '1377585961' is too big ( > 2097151 ). Use STAR or POSIX extensions to overcome this limit
    at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.MojoExecutor.execute(MojoExecutor.java:225)
    at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.MojoExecutor.execute(MojoExecutor.java:153)
    at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.MojoExecutor.execute(MojoExecutor.java:145)
    at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.LifecycleModuleBuilder.buildProject(LifecycleModuleBuilder.java:84)
    at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.LifecycleModuleBuilder.buildProject(LifecycleModuleBuilder.java:59)
    at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.LifecycleStarter.singleThreadedBuild(LifecycleStarter.java:183)
    at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.LifecycleStarter.execute(LifecycleStarter.java:161)
    at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.doExecute(DefaultMaven.java:320)
    at org.apache.maven.DefaultMaven.execute(DefaultMaven.java:156)
    at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.execute(MavenCli.java:537)
    at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.doMain(MavenCli.java:196)
    at org.apache.maven.cli.MavenCli.main(MavenCli.java:141)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:497)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.launchEnhanced(Launcher.java:290)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.launch(Launcher.java:230)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.mainWithExitCode(Launcher.java:409)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.classworlds.launcher.Launcher.main(Launcher.java:352)
Caused by: org.apache.maven.plugin.PluginExecutionException: Execution attachConfig of goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-assembly-plugin:2.5.5:single failed: group id '1377585961' is too big ( > 2097151 ). Use STAR or POSIX extensions to overcome this limit
    at org.apache.maven.plugin.DefaultBuildPluginManager.executeMojo(DefaultBuildPluginManager.java:110)
    at org.apache.maven.lifecycle.internal.MojoExecutor.execute(MojoExecutor.java:209)
    ... 19 more
Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: group id '1377585961' is too big ( > 2097151 ). Use STAR or POSIX extensions to overcome this limit
    at org.codehaus.plexus.archiver.commonscompress.archivers.tar.TarArchiveOutputStream.failForBigNumber(TarArchiveOutputStream.java:635)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.archiver.commonscompress.archivers.tar.TarArchiveOutputStream.failForBigNumberWithPosixMessage(TarArchiveOutputStream.java:630)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.archiver.commonscompress.archivers.tar.TarArchiveOutputStream.failForBigNumbers(TarArchiveOutputStream.java:613)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.archiver.commonscompress.archivers.tar.TarArchiveOutputStream.putArchiveEntry(TarArchiveOutputStream.java:290)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.archiver.tar.TarArchiver.tarFile(TarArchiver.java:330)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.archiver.tar.TarArchiver.execute(TarArchiver.java:189)
    at org.codehaus.plexus.archiver.AbstractArchiver.createArchive(AbstractArchiver.java:1039)
    at org.apache.maven.plugin.assembly.archive.archiver.AssemblyProxyArchiver.createArchive(AssemblyProxyArchiver.java:437)
    at org.apache.maven.plugin.assembly.archive.DefaultAssemblyArchiver.createArchive(DefaultAssemblyArchiver.java:181)
    at org.apache.maven.plugin.assembly.mojos.AbstractAssemblyMojo.execute(AbstractAssemblyMojo.java:484)
    at org.apache.maven.plugin.DefaultBuildPluginManager.executeMojo(DefaultBuildPluginManager.java:101)
    ... 20 more
[ERROR] 
[ERROR] 
[ERROR] For more information about the errors and possible solutions, please read the following articles:
[ERROR] [Help 1] http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MAVEN/PluginExecutionException
[ERROR] 
[ERROR] After correcting the problems, you can resume the build with the command
[ERROR]   mvn <goals> -rf :cmr-impl

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