[GRADLE-1317] Provide a way to exclude a transitive dependency from a shared project Created: 18/Jan/11  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 0.9, 0.9.1
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement
Reporter: Darren Evenson Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 12


Currently there is no away (via the DSL) to exclude a transitive dependency of another project in the same multi-project build.

It seems like the following should work:
dependencies {
compile project(':shared')

{ exclude group: 'xerces', module: 'xerces' }


Note: Adam Murdoch points out that this will with with an extra pair of parentheses around the project. See:

Comment by Peter Niederwieser [ 26/Jan/11 ]

Bumping priority as it is a common trap.

Comment by Mike M. [ 06/Mar/12 ]

Same goes for transitivity of project dependencies:

earlib (project(':my-subproject')) {
	transitive = false


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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