When I tried to load my gradle project in to IntelliJ IDEA on a fresh Debian install, it failed. I had to upgrade my project's gradle install using the gradle wrapper. It took a few steps. The latest version is 7.1.1, but it didn't work right away.
$ ./gradlew wrapper --gradle-version=7.1.1 --distribution-type=bin FAILURE: Build failed with an exception. * What went wrong: Could not determine java version from '11.0.11'.
It looks like I need a version 11.0.11 JVM to be able to do one of the intermediate gradle upgrades.
In IntelliJ's Gradle settings screen I configured the Java 11.011 SDK, next to the Java 16 SDK I already had. Then I changed
I also added
sourceCompatibility = 11
to the gradle-wrapper.properties file.
The intermediate gradle-wrapper.properties file looked like this:
distributionUrl=https\://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-5.1.1-bin.zip distributionBase=GRADLE_USER_HOME distributionPath=wrapper/dists zipStorePath=wrapper/dists zipStoreBase=GRADLE_USER_HOME sourceCompatibility = 11
I ran the command
./gradlew wrapper --gradle-version=7.1.1 --distribution-type=bin
twice. The first time to update from 4.4.1 to 5.1.1. The second time to upgrade to 7.1.1.
The final gradle-wrapper.properties looked like this:
distributionBase=GRADLE_USER_HOME distributionPath=wrapper/dists distributionUrl=https\://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-7.1.1-bin.zip zipStoreBase=GRADLE_USER_HOME zipStorePath=wrapper/dists
Finally, I configured IntelliJ's Gradle settings to use the Java 16 SDK, the SDK I initially wanted to use. Now I can use the latest version of Gradle with my project.