Sonar Gradle plugin 3.1.1: missing module files


Our Gradle builds are broken since we upgraded from
org.sonarsource.scanner.gradle:sonarqube-gradle-plugin:3.1 to org.sonarsource.scanner.gradle:sonarqube-gradle-plugin:3.1.1

Versions used

  • Sonar Server: 7.9.4 (build 35981) Community edition
  • Sonar Gradle plugin: 3.1.1

Error observed

* What went wrong:
A problem occurred configuring root project 'xxx'.
> Could not resolve all artifacts for configuration ':classpath'.
   > Could not resolve org.sonarsource.scanner.gradle:sonarqube-gradle-plugin:3.1.1.
     Required by:
         project : > org.sonarqube:org.sonarqube.gradle.plugin:3.1.1
      > Could not resolve org.sonarsource.scanner.gradle:sonarqube-gradle-plugin:3.1.1.
         > Could not parse module metadata https://nexus/content/groups/java_repo/org/sonarsource/scanner/gradle/sonarqube-gradle-plugin/3.1.1/sonarqube-gradle-plugin-3.1.1.module
            > Use JsonReader.setLenient(true) to accept malformed JSON at line 2 column 1 path $

We observed that starting from version 3.1.1 on the Maven Central , there is no more module file.

We’re using Nexus to cache our artifacts.
Since there is no more module file, Nexus is responding with a weird html content wich causes the metadata JSON parser to fail

Could you explain me:

  • Why there is no more module files on the central? Is that intentional?
  • Do we need to change something in our Gradle conf to be able to upgrade from 3.1 to 3.1.1?