I have a multi-module project. I configure the maven-bundle-plugin (version 1.4.3) in <builds><plugins> section of parent pom.xml. One of the configuration instruction is to include a bnd configuration file called osgi.bundle. I use manifest goal of maven-bundle-plugin. I see that the plugin/bnd is complaining about a missing osgi.bundle file, although the module being built has such a file. If I switch to using bundle packaging type, the problem goes away. I am attaching a simple test case to demonstrate the problem. What is more interesting to note is that, if I cd to the submodule and do a build, it builds fine.