How to deal with dependencies having only pom in Maven Central


(Axel Burghof) #1

Hello Gradle users,

having used Gradle for some years now we are currently struggling with new dependencies where in Maven Central there is only a pom, no jar.

One concrete example is itext7-core - http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/com/itextpdf/itext7-core/7.0.2/

Having a dependency compile 'com.itextpdf:itext7-core:7.0.2" leads to error message “Could not resolve com.itextpdf:…”

Any ideas how to get an appropriate dependency working?

Thanks in advance
Axel


(Benjamin Muschko) #2

Bottom line: You’ll have to find a repository that contains the actual artifact or upload it to your internal binary repository. The other option is to use a flat directory repository and serve it up that way.