This test will always fail on many newer Windows machines. Windows has a default setting wherein 8.3 support is per volume. If you happen to be running on a volume that doesn’t support 8.3, you fail building Gradle. I’m looking into a way to set a precondition that will exclude the test if the current volume doesn’t have 8.3 support. You can’t guarantee a system has any volume with such support.
org.gradle.api.internal.file.BaseDirFileResolverSpec normalizes path which uses windows 8.3 name Condition not satisfied: path.exists() && path.file | | | | false false D:\projects\gradle\subprojects\core\build\tmp\testfiles\BaseDirFileResolverSpec\normalizes_path_which_uses_windows_8.3_name\85t3f\dir\FILE-W~1.TXT at org.gradle.api.internal.file.BaseDirFileResolverSpec.normalizes path which uses windows 8.3 name(BaseDirFileResolverSpec.groovy:150)
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