[GRADLE-2471] Test Dependency not resolved if Java Plugin is not applied first and the dependency is alphabetically first Created: 10/Sep/12  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 1.1, 1.2-rc-1
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: Rob Winch Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 0

Attachments: Zip Archive gradle-testdep-bug.zip    


I found a strange issue that may be related to GRADLE-2470 when using the following build.gradle

subprojects {
//    apply plugin: 'java'
configure(allprojects) {
    apply plugin: 'java'

    repositories {

    dependencies {
        testCompile "junit:junit:4.10"

        if(project.name != 'core' && project.name != project.rootProject.name) {
            testCompile project(':core').sourceSets.test.output

The test dependency is not found in a project named another, but is found in project named other. Despite the fact that project "another" is identical to "other". The error appears to be related the fact that another is alphabetically before core, but other is alphabetically after core.

Similar to GRADLE-2470 the issue can be fixed by applying the Java Plugin first as instructed in the comments of the build.gradle.

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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