if you're trying to build your project in eclipse or android studio and get this error:
Or something similar, then you should:
1. Close your IDE.
2. Open a terminal.
3. Run this: mv ~/.gradle/ ~/old.gradle(which is basically renaming the hidden folder .gradle in your home directory to old.gradle folder - to keep a backup)4. Build your project in your IDE.5. Now a new .gradle hidden folder will be created and you're ready to go!\
hope this little tip helps you with solving the issue of getting
Gradle error: could not execute build using gradle distribution