In the previous post on Build, Install, Configure and Run Apache Hadoop 2.2.0 in Microsoft Windows OS, many people have encountered Maven build failure issue ("[ERROR] class file for org.mortbay.component.AbstractLifeCycle not found") for Apache Hadoop Auth project. So thought of sharing the fix as a separate post.

Tools and Technologies used in this article :

  1. Apache Hadoop 2.2.0 Source codes
  2. Windows 7 OS
  3. Microsoft Windows SDK v7.1
  4. Maven 3.1.1
  5. Protocol Buffers 2.5.0
  6. Cygwin
  7. JDK 1.6


Windows SDK 7.1 Command Prompt

[ERROR] C:\hdfs\hadoop-common-project\hadoop-auth\src\test\java\org\apache\hadoop\security\authentication\client\[88,11] error: cannot access AbstractLifeCycle
[ERROR] class file for org.mortbay.component.AbstractLifeCycle not found
[ERROR] C:\hdfs\hadoop-common-project\hadoop-auth\src\test\java\org\apache\hadoop\security\authentication\client\[96,29] error: cannot access LifeCycle
[ERROR] class file for org.mortbay.component.LifeCycle not found
[ERROR] C:\hdfs\hadoop-common-project\hadoop-auth\src\test\java\org\apache\hadoop\security\authentication\client\[98,10] error: cannot find symbol
[ERROR] symbol: method start()

Note : This issue exists in Mac, Windows and Linux OS. If "jetty-util" jar is already there in local Maven repository / cache then you may not encounter this issue.


Maven dependency jetty-util is missing in "<hadoop-src>hadoop-common-project/hadoop-auth/pom.xml" of Apache Hadoop 2.2.0 source distribution, used for Maven build. This issue is already reported in JIRA - HADOOP-10110.


Apply HADOOP-10110.patch or open "hadoop-common-project/hadoop-auth/pom.xml" and manually add the following maven dependency.


Download SrcCodes

hadoop-common-project/hadoop-auth/pom.xml: HADOOP-10110.patch