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Anyone working on the AOSP code or using custom ROMs on the Android operating system has likely run into the error “SyntaxError: invalid syntax” during the repo init process. This blog will give you the tips I’ve learned to fix this error.
How To Fix The Error “SyntaxError: invalid syntax to repo init in the AOSP code”?
You can get this error when trying to repo init the source code.
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
Consider the Python version of the problem. So, using python3, running repo init, and the repo you just downloaded would fix your issue.
Consider the Python version of the problem. So, using python3, running repo init, and the repo you just downloaded would then fix your problem.
Simply follow the instructions below.
curl https://storage.googleapis.com/git-repo-downloads/repo-1 > ~/bin/repo chmod a+x ~/bin/repo python3 ~/bin/repo init -u git@….
This will fix your problem.
Follow the steps below to resolve the problem.
- 1) Download the most recent version of the repo.
curl https://storage.googleapis.com/git-repo-downloads/repo-1 > repo
- 2) Make the right changes to make it executable.
chmod a+x repo
- 3) Utilize python3 and the “repo” you just downloaded, run repo init:
python3 repo init -u [email protected]:xxx/xx_manifest.git -b xxx
Check your Python version against the following:
- the Ubuntu build machine (where the repo init function)
- the VM Ubuntu machine (where the repo init does not function)
With an error indicating, you’re using python2 with a PYTHONPATH that should only be used with python3.
Simply change the first line of /usr/bin/repo from
This instructs the system to utilize Python3 rather than the standard Python.
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