Does Gradle create intermediate directories on publish to Ivy?

(Ryan Nelson) #1

I just set up a simple uploadArchives task for publication to our internal Ivy repo via WebDav:

group = 'com.example'
version = 'latest'
    uploadArchives {
 repositories {
  ivy {
   credentials {
    username ivyUsername
    password ivyPassword
   url "http://hostname/repo"

When I run the task, Gradle returns the following error:

* What went wrong:
Execution failed for task ':smCommon:uploadArchives'.
> Could not publish configuration ':smCommon:archives'.
   > Could not PUT 'http://hostname/repo/com.example/myproject/latest/myproject-latest.jar'. Received status code 409 from server: Conflict

The explanation for this per WebDav docs is, “A collection cannot be made at the Request-URI until one or more intermediate collections have been created.” And this is true: the full path for this artifact does not yet exist. Only “http://hostname/repo/com.example” exists.

I worked around this by logging on to my Ivy server and manually creating “/myproject/latest” in the repo, after which re-running the Gradle script successfully uploads the file.

Is this a bug, or is there something I’m doing incorrectly?

Intermediate ivy directories workaround with gradle 2.0+
(Peter Niederwieser) #2

Which Gradle version?

(Ryan Nelson) #3

I’m using 1.0.


No, Gradle publishing is not WebDav aware, and assumes that the HTTP server will handle creating any required directories on PUT.

I wouldn’t say this is a bug, but a feature (WebDav) that is not yet supported.

(Ryan Nelson) #5

Thanks, Daz, that leads me to two questions:

  1. If not via WebDAV, what is the default method Gradle expects to use to publish?

  2. I searched the Gradle issues list and didn’t see this feature. Is this something that needs to be logged as a feature request?



When using the ivy {} resolver, Gradle expects that the HTTP Server will create intermediate directories in response to a PUT request. Granted, this might be an unreasonable assumption, so I’ve created a feature request for Gradle to support creating these: Gradle-2392.

In the meantime, I think your best bet is to directly configure an Ivy DependencyResolver. The best docs for how to do this are in the integration tests here.