[GRADLE-2746] UncheckedIOException when trying to copy to parent directory of root folder Created: 11/Apr/13  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 1.5
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: Jonathan Imperial Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 0

Attachments: Zip Archive IOExceptionTest.zip     Text File error.txt    
Known Issue Of:


When trying to copy files to the parent of the directory which gradle is running in, there is an UncheckedIOException. This only happens when the task is of type Copy, if project.copy is used instead the error does not happen. Attached is a test case of the issue, with patchLibraries showing the issue, and patchLibrariesWorking showing the current workaround.

We are testing this functionality to patch updates to an application.

Comment by Jonathan Imperial [ 11/Apr/13 ]

Forgot to mention, this issue only occurs on windows. On Linux it works fine, have not tested this issue on a Mac.

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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