When I am building Hadoop 0.23.1 on Mac, using Maven 3.0.3 and run this command.
> cd hadoop-mapreduce-project
> mvn clean install assembly:assembly -Pnative
received an error ” Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-assembly-plugin:2.2.1:assembly (default-cli) on project hadoop-mapreduce: Error reading assemblies: No assembly descriptors found. -> [Help 1]”
run the command
> mvn package -Pdist -DskipTests=true -Dtar
Then build succeeded.