How to solve: Could not GET 'play-services-location/maven-metadata.xml'. Received status code 502 from server: Bad Gateway

Question

Asked by Alaeddine B on November 30, 2021 (source).

I have a project which was running well yesterday, but today I find this problem:

Could not resolve all files for configuration ':app:debugRuntimeClasspath'. Could not resolve com.google.android.gms:play-services-location:16.+. Required by: project :app > project :location > Failed to list versions for com.google.android.gms:play-services-location. > Unable to load Maven meta-data from https://google.bintray.com/exoplayer/com/google/android/gms/play-services-location/maven-metadata.xml. > Could not get resource 'https://google.bintray.com/exoplayer/com/google/android/gms/play-services-location/maven-metadata.xml'. > Could not GET 'https://google.bintray.com/exoplayer/com/google/android/gms/play-services-location/maven-metadata.xml'. Received status code 502 from server: Bad Gateway

acutely I'm using classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:4.1.0'with distributionUrl=https://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-6.5-bin.zip I have followed this question and I upgraded 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:4.1.0' to classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:4.2.0' then I changed distributionUrl=https://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-6.5-bin.zip to distributionUrl=https\://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-6.7.1-all.zip but I still got the error.

my android/build.gradle:

buildscript {
    repositories {
        google()
        jcenter()
    }

    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:4.2.0'
    }
}

allprojects {
    repositories {
        google()
        jcenter()
    }
}

rootProject.buildDir = '../build'
subprojects {
    project.buildDir = "${rootProject.buildDir}/${project.name}"
}
subprojects {
    project.evaluationDependsOn(':app')
}

task clean(type: Delete) {
    delete rootProject.buildDir
}

and gradle-wrapper.properties:

distributionBase=GRADLE_USER_HOME
distributionPath=wrapper/dists
zipStoreBase=GRADLE_USER_HOME
zipStorePath=wrapper/dists
distributionUrl=https\://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-6.7.1-all.zip

Also I have changed the compileSdkVersion , minSdkVersion and targetSdkVersion to be 30 but nothing happened.

Answer

Question answered by asmodeoux (source).

It looks like a temporary issue, the server with these libraries is down. I have the same problem now with Room:

Could not GET 'https://google.bintray.com/exoplayer/androidx/room/room-common/maven-metadata.xml'. Received status code 502 from server: Bad Gateway

You can try using offline mode if you're using Android Studio, then it will use the cached version of this library if you have it until it is fixed.

UPD. I switched to an alpha version of a flutter lib which caused this (workmanager) and it works well now. As far as I understand it was depending on an old version of Android Room library which is not available anymore since Bintray is not available. The new version of Room is available as it's being downloaded thorough another link. So for you the solution could be updating to a newer version of Flutter location package or forking it and changing the version of play-services-location to the most recent one.

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