Copy task does not copy compile dependencies

Hello, I know it might be stupid question and probably the solution is something that now I cannot see but with given script:

apply plugin: 'java'

repositories {

dependencies {
    compile 'org.slf4j:slf4j-api:1.7.21'
    testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'

task copyToLib(type: Copy) {
    from configurations.compile
    into "$buildDir"


Does not copy anything. I have done a println on the task and I can see that the task is executed but dependencies are not copied.

I am using Gradle 2.14.1.

Thank you so much.

After running ./gradlew copyToLib, I see:

└── slf4j-api-1.7.21.jar

Are you looking for the files to be in build/libs maybe?

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