[GRADLE-3098] Weird line number reported when there is an unclosed brace syntax error in build.gradle Created: 02/Jun/14  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Bug
Reporter: Gradle Forums Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 2


Here is my build.gradle:

repositories {

{ And then when I run gradle, it report error as: FAILURE: Build failed with an exception. * Where: Build file '/v/arena/gradle/bug/wierd_line_num/trunk/src/build.gradle' line: 119 * What went wrong: Could not compile build file '/v/arena/gradle/bug/wierd_line_num/trunk/src/build.gradle'. > startup failed: build file '/v/arena/gradle/bug/wierd_line_num/trunk/src/build.gradle': 119: expecting '}

', found '' @ line 119, column 1.
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It report the error is on line #119, which is apparently wrong, as my build.gradle has only 4 lines of code, I am using gradle (1.10)

Any idea?


Comment by Bartosz [ 27/Sep/15 ]

Is there some way to actually get the actual line number? I can't find my syntax error.

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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