Gradle Error when using maven publishing task


 > Configure project :
A message which is logged at QUIET level

> Task :clean UP-TO-DATE
> Task :bootBuildInfo

> Task :compileJava
Note: Some input files use unchecked or unsafe operations.
Note: Recompile with -Xlint:unchecked for details.

> Task :generateGitProperties
> Task :processResources
> Task :classes
> Task :bootWar
> Task :war
> Task :assemble
> Task :check
> Task :build
> Task :generateMetadataFileForMavenJavaPublication
> Task :generatePomFileForMavenJavaPublication
> Task :publishMavenJavaPublicationToNexus_RepoRepository FAILED

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Execution failed for task ':publishMavenJavaPublicationToNexus_RepoRepository'.
> Failed to publish publication 'mavenJava' to repository 'Nexus_Repo'
   > Could not PUT 'http://<hostname>/repository/maven-releases/com/package/appname/1.0.9-SNAPSHOT/maven-metadata.xml'. Received status code 400 from server: Repository version policy: RELEASE does not allow metadata in path: com/package/appname/1.0.9-SNAPSHOT/maven-metadata.xml

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when I run the Gradle command for publishing

I found a way to fix it by updating the content of the central Gradle /parent file (nexusgradle-1.0.5.gradle) by adding


with the modification, it worked fine. Is it the correct approach

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