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When you try to do anything automated in the tool, the following error appears: “SyntaxError: invalid syntax to repo init in the AOSP code in Python“. Don’t worry too much. This post will support you in resolving the error with the best solution.
When Will The Error “SyntaxError: invalid syntax to repo init in the AOSP code in Python” Occur?
When you try to install the source code in a VM Ubuntu machine, you have the following error in your traceback.
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/xxx/.repo/repo/main.py", line 56, in <module> from subcmds.version import Version File "/xxx/.repo/repo/subcmds/__init__.py", line 38, in <module> ['%s' % name]) File "/xxx/.repo/repo/subcmds/upload.py", line 27, in <module> from hooks import RepoHook File "/xxx/.repo/repo/hooks.py", line 472 file=sys.stderr) ^ SyntaxError: invalid syntax
The Effective Methods For The Error “SyntaxError: invalid syntax to repo init in the AOSP code in Python”
Solution 1: Install the Python 3
The issue could be a difference in Python versions between your repo and my system. Your repo is written in Python 2, and your system is in Python 3.
So, one possible solution is to upgrade the Python version in your repo to Python 3. This method worked for us.
Solution 2: Try this code
You can use this code.
curl https://storage.googleapis.com/git-repo-downloads/repo-1 > ~/bin/repo chmod a+x ~/bin/repo python3 ~/bin/repo init -u git@....
The above code may resolve your error.
Solution 3: Examine Both System Python Versions
In this solution, you must check the Python version of your repo and the system where you want to clone your code. Just make certain that both versions are identical. So your problem will be resolved. Here’s the GitHub issue.
Solution 4: Download the most recent repo and run the command below
Download the most recent version of the repository: curl repo: https://storage.googleapis.com/git-repo-downloads/repo-1
To make it executable, change right to: chmod a+x repository
Use python3 and the “repo” you just downloaded to run your repo init: repo init python3 -u [email protected]:xxx/xx manifest.git -b xxx
Solution 5: Change the lines below
In this solution, you must modify the first line of /usr/bin/repo and change this code from:
To this code:
This instructs the system to use Python3 rather than the default Python. This method worked for us. Comment below if it works for you as well.
Solution 6: Utilize Python3 rather than Python 2.7
The identical problem occurred when installing the OpenSTLinux Yocto layer with the following command on Ubuntu 18.04:
repo init -u https://github.com/STMicroelectronics/oe-manifest.git -b refs/tags/openstlinux-5.4-dunfell-mp1-20-11-12
Get https://gerrit.googlesource.com/git-repo/clone.bundle Get https://gerrit.googlesource.com/git-repo remote: Counting objects: 2, done remote: Finding sources: 100% (117/117) remote: Total 117 (delta 63), reused 117 (delta 63) Receiving objects: 100% (117/117), 142.25 KiB | 11.85 MiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (63/63), completed with 32 local objects. From https://gerrit.googlesource.com/git-repo 1469c28..0588f3d main -> origin/main * [new tag] v2.11 -> v2.11 * [new tag] v2.11.1 -> v2.11.1 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/xxx/Distribution-Package/openstlinux-5.4-dunfell-mp1-20-11-12/.repo/repo/main.py", line 56, in <module> from subcmds.version import Version File "/home/xxx/Distribution-Package/openstlinux-5.4-dunfell-mp1-20-11-12/.repo/repo/subcmds/__init__.py", line 38, in <module> ['%s' % name]) File "/home/xxx/Distribution-Package/openstlinux-5.4-dunfell-mp1-20-11-12/.repo/repo/subcmds/upload.py", line 27, in <module> from hooks import RepoHook File "/home/xxx/Distribution-Package/openstlinux-5.4-dunfell-mp1-20-11-12/.repo/repo/hooks.py", line 472 file=sys.stderr)
The problem “SyntaxError: invalid syntax to repo init in the AOSP code in Python” can be resolved by utilizing Python3 rather than Python 2.7. You can do as the following command:
sudo rm /usr/bin/python sudo ln -s /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/python
This method is very simple, isn’t it? However, its efficiency is very enormous. After you do it, your error will completely disappear and your program will run well without any errors. So, what are you waiting without applying it for your issue to get the desired results?
Those simple approaches presented above are solutions to the aforementioned major error: “SyntaxError: invalid syntax to repo init in the AOSP code in Python“. Please leave all your concerns in the comments section if you have any further questions. I wish you all an effective day with your tool.