Repo issue "def print(self, *args, **kwargs):"

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Repo issue "def print(self, *args, **kwargs):"


Trying to initialize a repo, for example:

$ repo init -u -b imx-linux-kirkstone -m imx-5.15.52-2.1.0.xml

we have the below log:

File "/home/username/bin/repo", line 51
def print(self, *args, **kwargs):
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

Workaround (1)

The first workaround consist in change the python alternatives (caused when you have installed two or more python versions).

NOTE: in my case, the python version that i want to change as first priority is python3.8

$ sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python3.8 1

Then we run:

$ sudo update-alternatives --config python

To verify if your python priority was changed successfully try:

$ python --version

Workaround (2)

The workaround is very simple, only we need modify the repo file

$ vi ~/bin/repo

and we will change the python interpreter in the first line (from python to phyton3):

Change this line

#!/usr/bin/env python

to this line

#!/usr/bin/env python3

After to do this change, repo will works fine again.

Credits: NXP Community