[GRADLE-2521] SelfResolvingDependencies and builtBy Created: 15/Oct/12  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Bug
Reporter: Szczepan Faber Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1



  • the 'builtBy' task hooked to the SelfResolvingDependencies is not executed when iterating the files of the configuration. I think it is slightly unexpected.
  • if the user replaces 'files' with 'fileTree' in the dependencies section he may end up with different results. I would think FileCollection neatly abstracts out differences between tree and file list.

See the example build file below. The way to reproduce is run (separately):

gradle depsByFileTree
gradle depsByFileCollection

The expected output is the same for both executions. However, the output is different.

apply plugin: 'base'

configurations {

def byFileCollection = files(["$buildDir/foo/1.jar", "$buildDir/foo/2.jar"]) {
  builtBy "foo"

def byFileTree = fileTree("$buildDir/foo") {
  builtBy "foo"

dependencies {
  byCollection byFileCollection
  byTree byFileTree 

task foo << {

task depsByFileTree(dependsOn: clean) << {
  println "Dependencies by file tree"
  configurations.byTree.each { println it }

task depsByFileCollection(dependsOn: clean) << {
  println "Dependencies by file collection"
  configurations.byCollection.each { println it }

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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