[GRADLE-3115] POM exclusions not used for dependencies Created: 01/Jul/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


I have a dependency on a project that includes the following dependency in its POM file:


when I add this project as a dependency in my `build.gradle` file I would expect `gradle dependencies` to show only:

my-project -> other-project -> example:1.2.3

but instead all the transitive dependencies of `example:1.2.3` are also listed. It looks as if the `exclusions` tag in the POM file is simply ignored by the gradle dependency resolution.

Is there a solution to this problem? Did I misunderstand anything?

Comment by Gradle Forums [ 01/Jul/14 ]

As far as I know, `*` is not a valid notation for exclusions in Maven POMs. Where did you get this from?

Comment by Gradle Forums [ 01/Jul/14 ]

http://maven.apache.org/pom.html#Excl... - see second example

Comment by Tobias Bieniek [ 03/Jul/14 ]

If I read the source right then GradlePomModuleDescriptorBuilder.java:263 and the following lines are responsible for adding the exclusion rules read from the POM file. For matching the ExactPatternMatcher class is used, which however delegates to the AnyMatcher class if the match expression is "*" (see AbstractPatternMatcher). This sounds like exactly the right thing to do to solve this issue, but something apparently doesn't work. Is there a way to further test and/or debug this?

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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