Can't build SonarQube from source due to JFrog repo misconfiguration?

The following steps when trying to build SonarQube from source lead to an error:

$ git clone
$ cd sonarqube
$ git checkout
$ ./gradlew build

This is the error one runs in to:

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Could not determine the dependencies of task ':sonar-application:shadowJar'.
> Could not resolve all dependencies for configuration ':sonar-application:runtimeClasspath'.
   > Could not resolve org.elasticsearch.client:elasticsearch-rest-high-level-client:7.17.1.
     Required by:
         project :sonar-application
         project :sonar-application > project :server:sonar-main
         project :sonar-application > project :server:sonar-ce > project :server:sonar-server-common
      > Could not resolve org.elasticsearch.client:elasticsearch-rest-high-level-client:7.17.1.
         > Could not get resource ''.
            > Could not GET ''. Received status code 401 from server: Unauthorized
   > Could not find org.elasticsearch:elasticsearch:.
     Required by:
         project :sonar-application > project :server:sonar-main

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My hypothesis is Gradle tries to download a Gradle module file (ie. .module). As far as I know it always tries to download such a file because it prefers it over a POM. However normally it will get a 404 and move on to using a POM. However it now gets a 401 which it treats as an error rather then moving on.

I’ve tried multiple versions besides

Hello @jasper ,

I’ve just tried to build SonarQube on a raw machine and it worked perfectly fine.

The error you got is about being unauthorized:

Received status code 401 from server: Unauthorized

I was able to reproduce that issue when I’ve set invalid credentials for JFrog instance we use internally.

Could it be you have set one of these variables? If yes, could you clear them and try building again?

Env variables


Gradle properties: