Using Codehaus Cargo to compile war

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/30/2017 - 19:31

I got this error message

"Failed to execute goal org.apache.tomcat.maven:tomcat7-maven-plugin:2.2:deploy "

when I run

$ mvn tomcat7:deploy

to compile and generate a war file. I tried many ways to deploy a war file in Tomcat 7 unsuccessfully. Then, I found the Codehaus Cargo maven plugin.

Codehaus Cargo can be directly run on any existing Maven Java EE project (WAR, EAR or other) by running:

$ mvn clean verify org.codehaus.cargo:cargo-maven2-plugin:run

This command will run a single Jetty server in http://localhost:8080 where the context path provided by the war file will be available.