[GRADLE-2070] Excessive artifact download when using SFTP resolver Created: 27/Jan/12  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Improvement
Reporter: Gradle Forums Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


I'm currently using an Ivy repository accessed via SFTP. I haven't been able to figure out how to use the ivy { } block with SFTP, so I'm doing (roughly) the following:

repositories {
def repo = new org.apache.ivy.plugins.resolver.SFTPResolver()
configure(repo) {

When I try to run my build with M7, I see it redownloading all the jars, but I don't see it trying to download .sha1 or .md5 files. All the artifacts are already present in artifacts-4.

Does duplicate artifact detection only work inside an ivy{} block? Is there something else I need to do to get Gradle to reuse what it already has?

Comment by Gradle Forums [ 27/Jan/12 ]

No, re-using cached artifacts based on SHA1 keys does not work when you use an ivy resolver directly. This behaviour is only available for repositories declared as ivy{}, maven{} and mavenRepo().

Soon we will be working on extending the flexibility and use cases supported by these repository declarations. However, SFTP transport is not currently on the roadmap, and is not likely to be implemented before 1.0 (unless we receive a user contribution!).

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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