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m2e 1.5.0 requires Eclipse Luna. It will not work with Kepler or Indigo. (thanks to @HDave for the link)

So you have to use an older version of m2e under Kepler.

During installation, uncheck "Show only the latest versions of available software". Then only check the 1.4.1 version or lower version in the candidate list. It doesn't require the Guava dependency.


What has helped me for Juno release is adding as plugin update site. The version of Maven for Eclipse was 1.3 instead of 1.5 but, for me, this differrence was less principal than the absence of extra dependencies and extra update sites, especially that of the newer version of IDE itself.

Do you necessarily need version 1.5 or 1.3 also should be good?



Maven Eclipse plugin installation step by step:

  • Open Eclipse IDE

  • Click Help -> Install New Software...

  • Uncheck "Show only the latest versions of available software"

  • Click Add button at top right corner

  • At pop up: fill up Name as "M2Eclipse" and Location as""

  • Check only one 1.4.1 Version.

  • Now click OK After that installation would be started.


You can find Guava 15 on Orbit project - "repository of bundled versions of third party libraries that are approved for use in one or more Eclipse projects". You can also directly add the Orbit project update site to your kepler installation and you'll be able to update m2e


Make sure you have the Luna repository in "Available Software Sites".

You can add it in : Help -> Install New Software... Then in the "Work with" input, you type and press enter.

After that, you should be able to install m2e with

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