POM error: Failure to find org.springframework.boot

Step 1: Understanding the problem The error message suggests that the project is unable to find the dependency org.springframework.boot in the Maven repository.

Step 2: Identifying the cause This error typically occurs when the required dependency is not specified correctly in the project's POM (Project Object Model) file.

Step 3: Locating the POM file The POM file is usually named pom.xml and is located in the root directory of the project.

Step 4: Opening the POM file Open the POM file using a text editor or an integrated development environment (IDE).

Step 5: Checking for the dependency Look for the <dependencies> section in the POM file. This section lists all the dependencies required for the project.

Step 6: Verifying the dependency Check if the org.springframework.boot dependency is listed in the <dependencies> section. It should be specified with the appropriate version number.

Step 7: Correcting the dependency If the org.springframework.boot dependency is missing or incorrect, add or correct it within the <dependencies> section. The dependency should have the following format:


Replace {version-number} with the desired version of Spring Boot.

Step 8: Saving the POM file Save the changes made to the POM file.

Step 9: Rebuilding the project Rebuild the project to ensure that the changes made to the POM file are reflected.

Step 10: Resolving the error The error should now be resolved, and the project should be able to find the org.springframework.boot dependency from the Maven repository.

Remember to save the POM file after making any changes, and ensure that your internet connection is active to download the required dependencies from the Maven repository.