[GRADLE-2711] uploadArchives installs artifacts with timestamp into .m2 Created: 19/Mar/13  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 1.4
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: u s Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


When building a project having SNAPSHOT versions with

gradle uploadArchives

a new artifact is installed into .m2 with a new timestamp each time:


instead of simply overwriting the existing snapshot archives:



project.uploadArchives {
repositories {
mavenDeployer {
repository(url: http://path-to-artifactory/libs-snapshot-local)

{ authentication(userName: 'admin', password: 'password') }


As a result infinite number of artifacts will be stored and the disk will eventually run out of space.

See this:

Comment by Adam Murdoch [ 10/Nov/13 ]

This is fixed in the new `maven-publish` plugin.

Comment by Jonathan Baker [ 26/Nov/13 ]

Is there a targeted release that the new plugin will be officially released?

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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