[GRADLE-2451] ProjectBuilder litters temp space. Created: 28/Aug/12  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Bug
Reporter: Luke Daley Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


The ProjectBuilder uses the Java tmp space if you do not specify an explicit temporary directory. These files are not cleaned up automatically.

We should investigate ways to avoid filling up the tmp space.

Comment by Steinar Haugen [ 20/Mar/13 ]

I ran into this problem when using ProjectBuilder in a unit test for a gradle plugin task and found this issue when searching for similar issues before reporting it. It was not clear (at least to me) how to "specify an explicit temporary directory", but some trial and error resulted in this, which at least performs the expected cleanup in Spock&JUnit:

    public TemporaryFolder folder = new TemporaryFolder();

    def setup() {
        ProjectBuilder builder = ProjectBuilder.builder()
        Project project = builder.withProjectDir(folder.newFolder()).build()
        //Project project = builder.build() --> this was the old code

Without that cleanup, one temp folder with some minor content was left behind for every test method defined in the specification/testcase.

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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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