Bug 5118 - Exception when IntermediateOutputPath is specified to an absolute path.
Summary: Exception when IntermediateOutputPath is specified to an absolute path.
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: MSBuild ()
Version: 4.2.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-05-16 07:43 UTC by Andreas
Modified: 2012-06-12 06:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Andreas 2012-05-16 07:43:01 UTC
You can simple reproduce the attached exception if you try to compile a M4A application (most simple create a new/empty application via Visual Studio template) and set the IntermediateOutputPath property.

e.g.: msbuild /p:IntermediateOutputPath=c:\temp\ /verbosity:detailed

The log shows:
Task "ConvertResourcesCases"
  ConvertResourcesCases Task
    ResourceDirectory: C:\temp\test\MonoAndroidApplication1\MonoAndroidApplication1\c:\temp\res\
    AcwMapFile: c:\temp\testtest\acw-map.txt

And you see that ResourceDirectory is not a valid path. The error occurred on our build server where we try to separate the source fields and the build artifacts - so we think it is necessary to set the IntermediateOutputPath. 

Thanks for your assistance and please don't hesitate to contact me if you need more information or I could be of any further assistance.

Best regards,


MSB4018: The "ConvertResourcesCases" task failed unexpectedly.
System.NotSupportedException: The given path's format is not supported.
   at System.Security.Util.StringExpressionSet.CanonicalizePath(String path, Boolean needFullPath)
   at System.Security.Util.StringExpressionSet.CreateListFromExpressions(String[] str, Boolean needFullPath)
   at System.Security.Permissions.FileIOPermission.AddPathList(FileIOPermissionAccess access, AccessControlActions control, String[] pathListOrig, Boolean checkForDuplicates, Boolean needFullPath, Boolean copyPathList)
   at System.Security.Permissions.FileIOPermission..ctor(FileIOPermissionAccess access, String[] pathList, Boolean checkForDuplicates, Boolean needFullPath)
   at System.IO.FileSystemEnumerableIterator`1..ctor(String path, String originalUserPath, String searchPattern, SearchOption searchOption, SearchResultHandler`1 resultHandler)
   at System.IO.Directory.EnumerateDirectories(String path, String searchPattern, SearchOption searchOption)
   at Xamarin.Android.Tasks.ConvertResourcesCases.FixupResources(Dictionary`2 acwMap)
   at Xamarin.Android.Tasks.ConvertResourcesCases.Execute()
   at Microsoft.Build.BackEnd.TaskExecutionHost.Microsoft.Build.BackEnd.ITaskExecutionHost.Execute()
   at Microsoft.Build.BackEnd.TaskBuilder.ExecuteInstantiatedTask(ITaskExecutionHost taskExecutionHost, TaskLoggingContext taskLoggingContext, TaskHost taskHost, ItemBucket bucket, TaskExecutionMode howToExecuteTask, Boolean& taskResult) in Novell.MonoDroid.Common.targets(450, 2)
Comment 1 Jonathan Pobst 2012-05-17 17:24:11 UTC
Fixed for 4.4.


Thanks for the report!
Comment 2 Andreas 2012-05-29 08:57:59 UTC
Since I wonder if I have to implement a interim solution for our build server; could you make any assumption by when v4.4 will be released?

Anyway thanks for your quick support :-)
Comment 3 Jonathan Pryor 2012-06-11 17:21:59 UTC
This fix should be present in the Mono for Android 4.2.3 beta release.
Comment 4 Andreas 2012-06-12 06:11:35 UTC
Thanks - I can confirm that it works in v4.2.3.