In order to build Commons Compress a JDK implementation 1.7 or higher and Apache Maven 3.x are required.
To install the jars into your local Maven repository simply run
mvn clean install
which will also run the unit tests.
Some tests are only run when specific profiles are enabled, these tests require a lot of disk space as they test behavior for very large archives.
mvn test -Prun-tarit
runs tests for tar archives and requires more than 8GiB of disk space.
mvn test -Prun-zipit
runs tests for zip archives that require up to 20 GiB of disk space. In addition the tests will run for a long time (more then ten minutes, maybe even longer depending on your hardware) and heavily load the CPU at times.
The site build produces license release audit (aka RAT) reports as well as PMD and findbugs reports. Clirr didn't work for us anymore so we switched to japicmp, the same is true for Cobertura which we had to replace with jacoco.
japicmp requires the jar to be present when the site is built, therefore the package goal must be executed before creating the site.
mvn package site -Pjacoco
builds the site.