[GRADLE-1161] Error message for typo in sourceSets should be more helpful Created: 30/Sep/10  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement
Reporter: Ben Jansen Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


The following sourceSets block has a typo: 'srcDIr' instead of 'srcDir'.

sourceSets {
  main {
    java {
      srcDir 'srcA'
      srcDIr 'srcB'
      srcDir 'srcC'
      srcDir 'srcD'

The error message given by gradle is not very helpful:

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* Where:
Build file '/localhome/aogail/Development/cap/perf/build.gradle' line: 4 [note this line # is for "main {"]

* What went wrong:
A problem occurred evaluating root project 'perf'.
Cause: Could not find method main() for arguments [build_gradle_5154cdb20812b29710bd4917ee0eee0d$_run_closure1_closure4@5782b9b5] on root project 'perf'.

* Try:
Run with -s or -d option to get more details. Run with -S option to get the full (very verbose) stacktrace.


Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 10/Feb/17 ]

Thanks again for reporting this issue. We haven't heard back from you after our inquiry from November 15th. We are closing this issue now. Please create an issue on GitHub if you still feel passionate about getting it resolved.

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