[GRADLE-3332] Referencing tasks.install on Native binary fails with 2.6 Created: 12/Aug/15  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Bug
Reporter: Sterling Greene Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 0

Known Issue Of:


This task used to work <2.6 (it creates a helper task that runs the InstallExecutable tasks on all binaries). Work around is to defer the dependsOn line (in a Closure) or use tasks.withType(InstallExecutable).

task installDeveloperImage {
    description = "Install all debug executables for 64-bit"
    binaries.withType(NativeExecutableBinary) {
        if (it.buildable && buildType == buildTypes.debug) {
            dependsOn it.tasks.install

Build file 'build.gradle' line: 19

  • What went wrong:
    A problem occurred configuring root project 'solution'.
    > Exception thrown while executing model rule: ComponentModelBasePlugin.Rules#collectBinaries
    > java.lang.NullPointerException (no error message)

Comment by Sterling Greene [ 12/Aug/15 ]

test case https://github.com/gradle/gradle/commit/c7c73a0f09f50be6ac7f2e173b5e2ab0a32a7282

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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