Build WebLogic Deploy Tool


You will need the following software installed in your local build environment:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server installation version 12.2.1 and later
  • JDK version 8
  • Maven 3 and later

Specify the WLST location

Execution of the unit tests requires a WebLogic Server installation, because the tests must be run within WLST.

The WLST directory can be specified in one of two ways:

  • Specify the -Dunit-test-wlst-dir=<wlst-directory> on the mvn command line.

  • Create a file .mvn/maven.config file in the project directory, containing a single line with the -Dunit-test-wlst-dir=<wlst-directory> value. The .mvn directory contains a maven.config-template file that can be copied and used as a starting point.

In these cases, <wlst-directory> refers to the fully-qualified path to the WLST script ( or wlst.cmd).

If you are using an IDE for development and building, creating a maven-config file will allow some Maven tasks to be performed within the IDE.

Build commands

If you are making changes to the project, you can build the project using this command line:

$ mvn -Dunit-test-wlst-dir=<wlst-directory> clean install

This will build the entire project and run the unit tests. Omit the -Dunit-test-wlst-dir= argument if you have created a maven.config file, as described above.

Another option for specifying the WLST directory is to set the environment variable WLST_DIR. It is not necessary to use both, and the -D setting will take precedence.

If you are not making changes and are only interested in building the latest version, then you can skip the unit tests, using this command line:

$ mvn -DskipTests clean install

The resulting installer ZIP file built is under the WLSDEPLOY_HOME/installer/target directory.