In-app-payments-react-native-plugin android sqip dependencies on build


We opened a ticket on the Github repository, cross posting here as well:
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Describe the issue

After installing the library and linking the library via react-native link react-native-square-in-app-payments my android project no longer builds and throws the error: “error: package sqip.react does not exist”.

the error originates from the the where the imports read as:

import sqip.react.SquareInAppPaymentsPackage;

        protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
            return Arrays.<ReactPackage>asList(
                    new MainReactPackage(),
                    new SquareInAppPaymentsPackage(),
                    new StripeReactPackage(),
                    new VectorIconsPackage(),
                    new SafeAreaContextPackage(),
                    new ReactNativeFirebaseAppPackage(),
                    new ReactNativeFirebaseAuthPackage(),
                    new ReanimatedPackage(),
                    new RNGestureHandlerPackage(),
                    new RNGoogleSigninPackage(),
                    new RNScreensPackage(),
                    new SplashScreenReactPackage(),
                    new ModuleRegistryAdapter(mModuleRegistryProvider),
                    new RNCameraPackage(),
                    new SvgPackage(),
                    new ReactNativePushNotificationPackage(),
                    new ReactNativeExceptionHandlerPackage(),
                    new ARTPackage()

and the import in settings.gradle looks correct as well:

include ':react-native-square-in-app-payments'
project(':react-native-square-in-app-payments').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, '../node_modules/react-native-square-in-app-payments/android')

One possible issue is that I had to manually add the sqipVersion to my build.gradle and now looks like this:

ext {
        buildToolsVersion = "28.0.3"
        minSdkVersion = 23
        compileSdkVersion = 29
        targetSdkVersion = 29
        supportLibVersion = "28.0.0"
        googlePlayServicesAuthVersion = "16.0.1"
        googlePlayServicesVersion = "11.8.0"
        androidMapsUtilsVersion = "0.5+"
        firebaseMessagingVersion = "20.3.0"
        sqipVersion = "1.4.0"

I get the feeling I missed a dependency somewhere during the installation and would appreciate any help.

To Reproduce

  1. In an existing repo run npm i react-native-square-in-app-payments
  2. run react-native link react-native-square-in-app-payments
  3. run react-native run-android

Expected behavior

I expected the app to start up.

Relevant Code

Full error message:

> Task :app:compileDebugJavaWithJavac FAILED

Deprecated Gradle features were used in this build, making it incompatible with Gradle 7.0.
Use '--warning-mode all' to show the individual deprecation warnings.
602 actionable tasks: 1 executed, 601 up-to-date
/${PROJECT_DIR}/android/app/src/main/java/com/project/project_name/ error: package sqip.react does not exist

/${PROJECT_DIR}/android/app/src/main/java/com/project/project_name/ error: cannot find symbol
            new SquareInAppPaymentsPackage(),
  symbol: class SquareInAppPaymentsPackage
2 errors

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Execution failed for task ':app:compileDebugJavaWithJavac'.
> Compilation failed; see the compiler error output for details.

* Try:
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Were all steps in completed successfully already? Ie were there any errors thrown in yard add... or react-native link... commands?