Adding Gradle Wrapper to an Existing Project
Another little one today, I specifically tried to build the vlc-android app myself to fix a song title issue I have. However, it wasn’t building with the error
Gradle sync failed: Minimum supported Gradle version is 7.0.2. Current version is 6.8. If using the gradle wrapper, try editing the distributionUrl in /home/ariedov/Projects/vlc-android/gradle/wrapper/gradle-wrapper.properties to gradle-7.0.2-all.zip (5 s 953 ms)
but there is no
gradlew included in the repository. That’s not how I usually have my repositories, so I did not have an immediate solution to that problem.
A quick google search had the answer. I had to install
gradle generally to my system first. I have a PopOS installation at the time, so a simple
sudo snap install gradle --classic helped.
Next, while in the repo directory, I had to add the gradle wrapper for the project by executing:
gradle wrapper --gradle-version 7.0.2
Voila, project is building without issues, all ready to go.