[GRADLE-2632] Incorrect UP-TO-DATE for subproject task Created: 14/Jan/13  Updated: 23/Jan/17  Resolved: 23/Jan/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 1.3
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: Vitaliy Garnashevich Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Not A Bug Votes: 0

Attachments: Zip Archive build-scripts.zip    
Known Issue Of:






task mainTask(dependsOn: task(":subproj:subprojTask")) << {
    println "!!! mainTask action!"


task subprojTask << {
    println "!!! subprojTask action!"

Expected output of "gradle :mainTask":

!!! subprojTask action!
!!! mainTask action!


Total time: ... secs

Output of "gradle :mainTask":

:subproj:subprojTask UP-TO-DATE
!!! mainTask action!


Total time: 1.911 secs

Output of "gradle -d :mainTask":

15:11:55.562 [LIFECYCLE] [org.gradle.TaskExecutionLogger] :subproj:subprojTask
15:11:55.563 [DEBUG] [org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.ExecuteAtMostOnceTaskExecuter] Starting to execute task ':subproj:subprojTask'
15:11:55.563 [INFO] [org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.SkipTaskWithNoActionsExecuter] Skipping task ':subproj:subprojTask' as it has no actions.
15:11:55.564 [DEBUG] [org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.ExecuteAtMostOnceTaskExecuter] Finished executing task ':subproj:subprojTask'
15:11:55.564 [LIFECYCLE] [org.gradle.TaskExecutionLogger] :subproj:subprojTask UP-TO-DATE

Comment by Vitaliy Garnashevich [ 14/Jan/13 ]

Works as expected, when the dependency is specified as:

task mainTask(dependsOn: ":subproj:subprojTask") << {
Comment by Vitaliy Garnashevich [ 14/Jan/13 ]

Aha! project.task() method does not just find a task, but creates a new task.

But why did it allow to create another task with same path?

Comment by Adam Murdoch [ 16/Jan/13 ]

It shouldn't. That's a bug.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 23/Jan/17 ]

You should use tasks.getByPath(":subproj:subprojTask") to reference an existing task here when declaring the task dependency. We haven't heard from your in the meantime so I am closing the issue. Please create an issue on GitHub if you still think there's an issue that needs fixing.

BTW: In your code you are creating a new task from the root project but not the sub project and then use that one as task dependency. It simply has the name :subproj:subprojTask.

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