[GRADLE-2134] When using the "classifier" attribute on an Archive task, gradle will not upload the POM to a maven repo and does not replace SNAPSHOT with a timestamp version number. Created: 29/Feb/12  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Bug
Reporter: Grant Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 6

Attachments: File build.gradle    


A simple project which creates just a tar/jar/zip from some files and sets the classifier to "dist". (See attached build.gradle).

"gradle tasks" no longer displays the "install" task and invoking the "install" tasks gives a "Task not found" error.
"gradle uploadArchives" uploads the tar/jar/zip without replacing "SNAPSHOT" with a timestamp and does not upload the POM.

Removing the classifier specification from the ArchiveTask definition resolves the problem.

The same behavior is displayed if the classifier is instead added in the artifacts.archives specification:

artifacts {

{ classifier = "dist" }


An extended discussion of this issue can be found here: http://forums.gradle.org/gradle/topics/pom_doesnt_upload

Comment by Scott Palmer [ 29/Feb/12 ]

duplicate of GRADLE-2125

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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