What's the best way to get Gradle running with Elastic Bamboo?

I am struggling a little bit to get Gradle running with Elastic Bamboo. I would install Gradle on our mounted EBS-Snapshot. Then take a new one and afterwards add this as Executable capability to the elastic image config. Is this enough? Since normally (like this guide: http://exponential.io/blog/2015/03/30/install-gradle-on-ubuntu-linux/) you would also manipulate your profile - but this is located on the ephemeral EBS of the image...

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Use this script (e.g. for Gradle 2.5):

mkdir -p ~/mnt/bamboo-ebs/gradle && cd $_

wget https://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-2.5-bin.zip

unzip gradle-2.5-bin.zip

Then take a new snapshot from the EBS volume and use this in your elastic agent.

Afterwards add "Executable Capability" to your image configuration with this as path:


Now you can use Gradle as Command in Build plans and add the task name as argument - e.g. "build".

I don't use gradle, but similarly I've had to install tools I need and make them available to all build nodes.  If you've installed it on a node's EBS volume and have verified it works, then you're most of the way there.  You just need to create a snapshot and associate with your image.

Here's the docs on how to do it:


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