[GRADLE-2124] Attempting to download 3rd party dependency fails on googlecode.com Created: 23/Feb/12  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 1.0-milestone-8a
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: David Kowis Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 3


Following the instructions from here:

It fails to download the dependencies, because the HEAD request from googlecode.com comes back with a 404, but the actual artifact comes back with a 200 OK.

Referenced Mailing list thread: http://markmail.org/thread/taglup3focxit36y

$ gradle tasks -i --refresh=dependencies
Starting Build
Settings evaluated using empty settings file.
Projects loaded. Root project using build file

Included projects: [root project 'Catacomb-Snatch-1']
Evaluating root project 'Catacomb-Snatch-1' using build file

Compiling build file
'/home/dkowis/gitwork/Catacomb-Snatch-1/build.gradle' using

Resource missing. [HTTP GET:

Resource missing. [HTTP HEAD:

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Could not resolve all dependencies for configuration ':classpath'.
> Could not find group:edu.sc.seis, module:gradle-macappbundle,
  Required by:

* Try:
Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --debug
option to get more log output. 

Comment by Francois Valdy [ 08/Nov/12 ]

This issue can be worked around by URLResolver like this:

new org.apache.ivy.plugins.resolver.URLResolver() {
    protected ResolvedResource findResourceUsingPattern(ModuleRevisionId mrid, String pattern, Artifact artifact, ResourceMDParser rmdparser, Date date) {
        // work around http://code.google.com/p/support/issues/detail?id=660
        URLHandlerRegistry.getDefault().requestMethod = URLHandler.REQUEST_METHOD_GET
        try {
            super.findResourceUsingPattern(mrid, pattern, artifact, rmdparser, date)
        } finally {
            URLHandlerRegistry.getDefault().requestMethod = URLHandler.REQUEST_METHOD_HEAD

Although to avoid having everyone go through the same pain over and over again, I created a small plugin to allow easy repository setup for googlecode/github/sourceforge/nuget:

(FYI NuGet doesn't implement HEAD as well, and returns '501 Not Implemented')

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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