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Title: dir_util.copy_tree crashes if folder it previously created is removed
Type: crash Stage: resolved
Components: Distutils Versions: Python 3.7, Python 3.6
Status: closed Resolution: out of date
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: dstufft, eric.araujo, steve.dower, vlasenkoalexey
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2020-12-09 01:08 by vlasenkoalexey, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg382782 - (view) Author: Aleksey Vlasenko (vlasenkoalexey) Date: 2020-12-09 01:08
Minimal example:

import os
import shutil
from distutils import dir_util


with open('folder1/folder2/folder3/data.txt', 'w') as fp:
print(os.path.exists('folder1/new_folder2')) # -> prints false
dir_util.copy_tree('folder1/folder2', 'folder1/new_folder2') # -> works

print(os.path.exists('folder1/new_folder2')) # -> prints false
dir_util.copy_tree('folder1/folder2', 'folder1/new_folder2') # -> crashes

FileNotFoundError                         Traceback (most recent call last)
/opt/conda/lib/python3.7/distutils/ in _copy_file_contents(src, dst, buffer_size)
     40         try:
---> 41             fdst = open(dst, 'wb')
     42         except OSError as e:

FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'folder1/new_folder2/folder3/data.txt'

dir_util caches folders it previously created in a static global variable _path_created which is a bad idea:
msg386227 - (view) Author: Steve Dower (steve.dower) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-02-03 18:03
Distutils is now deprecated (see PEP 632) and all tagged issues are being closed. From now until removal, only release blocking issues will be considered for distutils.

If this issue does not relate to distutils, please remove the component and reopen it. If you believe it still requires a fix, most likely the issue should be re-reported at
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:39adminsetgithub: 86771
2021-02-03 18:03:17steve.dowersetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + steve.dower
messages: + msg386227

resolution: out of date
stage: resolved
2020-12-09 01:08:23vlasenkoalexeycreate