Bug 2573 - PreBuildEvent needs better error reporting.
Summary: PreBuildEvent needs better error reporting.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: xbuild ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- enhancement
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Reported: 2011-12-19 15:01 UTC by Rodrigo Kumpera
Modified: 2011-12-22 19:18 UTC (History)
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Description Rodrigo Kumpera 2011-12-19 15:01:57 UTC
Say I have the following:


<PreBuildEvent>
copy $(ProjectDir)foo $(ProjectDir)Resources\Raw\foo
copy $(ProjectDir)bar $(ProjectDir)Resources\Raw\bar
</PreBuildEvent>

On mac, which doesn't have a cp command, this will fail with error 127. It would be very nice if, on failure, we could check if copy exists and report it as missing.

Another one, say I fixed just the first copy to use cp:

<PreBuildEvent>
cp $(ProjectDir)foo $(ProjectDir)Resources\Raw\foo
copy $(ProjectDir)bar $(ProjectDir)Resources\Raw\bar
</PreBuildEvent>

It will report the error on the whole blob instead on the per-line spilt thing. Which will confuse whoever is trying to make it work.