[GRADLE-3353] copy task fails with Circular dependency error Created: 29/Oct/15  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 2.8
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: René Gröschke (Inactive) Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


the given copy task declaration:

task copy(type: Copy) {
        into "target"
        from("content", "images") {
            into "texts"

fails with

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Circular dependency between the following tasks:
\--- :copy (*)

(*) - details omitted (listed previously)}}

As a workaround we need to use

task copy(type: Copy) {
    into "target"
    from("content") {
	into "texts"
    from("images") {
        into "texts"

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 08/Dec/15 ]

Thanks for reporting. I just ran into this issue myself.

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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