[GRADLE-3137] Copy/Sync task from or into a Samba/CIFS network share does not work on a Linux maschine? Created: 20/Jul/14  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Task
Reporter: Gradle Forums Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 2


Hi everybody!

Following sync (copy) task:

task deploy(type: Sync) {
from ("build/testing")
into ("//")

When I execute the gradle task on a Windows machine there are no problems.

On a linux machine I got following error:

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

  • What went wrong:
    Execution failed for task ':deploy'.
    > Failed to create parent directory '/' when creating directory '/'

What is the best procedure to sync or copy with a Samba/CIFS network share on a linux machine?

Is it possible to keep the same directory path for both platforms windows and linux?


Comment by Gradle Forums [ 20/Jul/14 ]

On Linux you'll have to mount the network share, and then reference the mount point. I doubt you can have one path that works for both platforms.

Comment by Gradle Forums [ 20/Jul/14 ]

I have the windows share mounted on linux, but then the gradle build fails when it tries to set the file mode on the target file:

Caused by: java.io.IOException: Failed to set file permissions 420 on file targetFile.zip. errno: 1
at org.gradle.internal.nativeplatform.filesystem.LibcChmod.chmod(LibcChmod.java:39)
at org.gradle.internal.nativeplatform.filesystem.GenericFileSystem.chmod(GenericFileSystem.java:67)
at org.gradle.api.internal.file.AbstractFileTreeElement.copyTo(AbstractFileTreeElement.java:67)
... 81 more

Build runs on a linux but the target file is on a mounted windows share.

Comment by Gradle Forums [ 20/Jul/14 ]

Previous error was using version 1.4.
Similar error using 1.12:

Caused by: net.rubygrapefruit.platform.NativeException: Could not set UNIX mode on targeFile.zip: could not chmod file (errno 1)
at net.rubygrapefruit.platform.internal.DefaultPosixFiles.setMode(DefaultPosixFiles.java:41)
at org.gradle.internal.nativeplatform.filesystem.NativePlatformBackedChmod.chmod(NativePlatformBackedChmod.java:32)
at org.gradle.internal.nativeplatform.filesystem.GenericFileSystem.chmod(GenericFileSystem.java:67)
at org.gradle.api.internal.file.AbstractFileTreeElement.copyTo(AbstractFileTreeElement.java:76)
... 78 more

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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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