[GRADLE-2897] Eclipse not handling absolute URL file in gradle.build when used to specify dependency. Created: 25/Sep/13  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Task
Reporter: Gradle Forums Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


Absolute Windows file URL not handled correctly.

I have this URL, which is recognized by Internet Explorer -> file:///C:/svnRepo/trunk/tmp-workdir-quantcommons/quantcommons-20130925110051.jar

Then when I used it for a dependency in build.gradle using -> files('file:///C:/svnRepo/trunk/tmp-workdir-quantcommons/quantcommons-20130925110051.jar')

I get the following error in the Eclipse Problems tab -> The container 'Gradle Dependencies' references non existing library 'C:\svnRepo\trunk\ReferenceData\svnRepo\trunk\tmp-workdir-quantcommons\quantcommons-20130925110051.jar'

I uses Gradle 1.7, the problem happen only when doing the build in Eclipse and work fine in command line. I use latest STS release, based on Kepler Eclipse.

Comment by Gradle Forums [ 25/Sep/13 ]

The `files` method only accepts (relative or absolute) file paths, but not file URLs.

Comment by Gradle Forums [ 25/Sep/13 ]

Fair enough. So it works by accident in the command line and it's understood that Eclipse could fail (and do fail).

But, if I do the following I get the same exact behavior -> files(file('file:///C:/svnRepo/trunk/tmp-workdir-quantcommons/quantcommons-20130925110051.jar'))

Then I can see from [1]http://www.gradle.org/docs/current/us... an example passing "file" in "files" ->
FileCollection collection = files('src/file1.txt', new File('src/file2.txt'), ['src/file3.txt', 'src/file4.txt'])

Also from same URL we can read -> The file() method also understands URLs, such as file:/some/path.xml.

Well, the all thing is not clear at all. I know you guys are executing the examples in the documentation, so it will be appreciated you add to the examples how to specify an absolute Windows path in a dependency.
[1] http://www.gradle.org/docs/current/userguide/working_with_files.html

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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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