[GRADLE-2636] ant.exec call failed randomly with message 'exec doesn't support the nested "xslt" element' Created: 16/Jan/13  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 1.3
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: Jem Mawson Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 3


Our script contains the following:

ant.exec(executable: "mkdir") {
println "making: ${ARTIFACTS_HOME}/${artifactFolderName}"
arg(line: "-p ${ARTIFACTS_HOME}/${artifactFolderName}")

Usually it works fine, but just now it failed with the Ant error message:

exec doesn't support the nested "xslt" element

It smells like Gradle was trying to construct the XML for an ant exec task (??) and did not successfully transform the internals of that element.

Comment by Simon La Macchia [ 12/Mar/13 ]

I'm getting a similar intermittent error usnig gradle 1.5-rc-1. Most of the time it works fine, but occasionally I get:

"exec doesn't support the nested "exec" element."


ant.exec(executable: "rpmbuild", dir: "$topDir", failonerror: true, logError: true)

{ arg(line: "-ba SPECS/$specFile --buildroot $buildRootDir --define $appVersionParam") }

Sounds related, but I could be wrong.

Comment by Simon La Macchia [ 13/Mar/13 ]

The above error only occurs when running in parallel (gradle --parallel), so I suspect the conversion to/from XML for ant is not thread safe.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 10/Feb/17 ]

Thanks again for reporting this issue. We haven't heard back from you after our inquiry from November 15th. We are closing this issue now. Please create an issue on GitHub if you still feel passionate about getting it resolved.

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