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authorRichard Purdie <>2012-05-29 13:28:48 +0100
committerRichard Purdie <>2012-05-30 11:20:52 +0100
commit0f81fbc0df73675aeb79c724858799a3b6a02f85 (patch)
tree077f26321c4559cff9013dc241fc34cb42bbc94e /scripts/cp-noerror
parentda98266f3a228cf65f279db9810a5326c8bd5422 (diff)
scripts/cp-noerror: Add a special copy function to fix autotools issues
Currently we copy the aclocal directory to the build so that autotools doesn't see .m4 files disappear when its processing them. This can happen if for example, package X is being rebuilt at the same time as Y and it gets uninstalled from sstate (assuming there are no dependencies between X and Y). This code making the copy was added to avoid races but introduces a race of its own, namely that the files can disappear during the copy. This patch adds a cp-noerror script which silently ignores such errors and gives the behaviour we need in this case. It hence fixes issues which crop up for users and the autobuilder occasionally. [YOCTO #2485] Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
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+#!/usr/bin/env python
+# Allow copying of $1 to $2 but if files in $1 disappear during the copy operation,
+# don't error.
+import sys
+import shutil
+ shutil.copytree(sys.argv[1], sys.argv[2])
+except shutil.Error:
+ pass