Could not determine the dependencies of task ‘:app:mergeDebugAssets’ ‘react-native-iap’

React Native development is a dynamic process, but encountering build errors can be frustrating. One such error, “Could not determine the dependencies of task ‘:app:mergeDebugAssets’ ‘react-native-iap’,” often perplexes developers. In this blog post, we’ll explore step-by-step solutions to resolve this issue and get your React Native project back on track.

Figure 1: dependencies error

1. Check Dependencies and Gradle Version

Keeping your project’s dependencies and Gradle version up-to-date is crucial for a smooth development experience.

  • Update Gradle Version:
    • Navigate to android/build.gradle and ensure you are using a compatible Gradle version. Check the Gradle Plugin Release Notes for the latest version.
  • Check React Native IAP Version:
    • Make sure you’re using the latest version of react-native-iap. Visit the GitHub repository for the most recent release.

2. Clean and Rebuild

Sometimes, accumulated artifacts can lead to unexpected issues. Let’s clean the project and rebuild it.

  • Clean Gradle Cache:
    • Run the following commands in your project’s root directory:

Rebuild the Project:

  • After cleaning, run:
./gradlew assembleDebug

3. Check for Conflicts

Dependency conflicts can lead to unexpected errors. Identify and resolve any conflicts.

  • Check for Dependency Conflicts:
    • Run ./gradlew app:dependencies in the terminal to identify conflicts. Exclude conflicting versions if necessary.

4. Check build.gradle

If you are still getting the error, then open the app/ build.gradle file and add the missingDimensionStrategy field.


I hope this blog post helped you to fix the issue. We are also available onĀ YouTube. You can also follow the video given below.

Video: Video tutorial to solve dependencies issue

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