[webkit-help] Build error on Windows xp: AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'find_checkout_root' -- what to do?

Dave Benson davehbenson at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 17:08:49 PST 2011

Hi All,

I'm trying to build WebKit on my Windows xp machine.  I've tried to follow
the instructions on http://www.webkit.org/ to the letter, but I get an
error when I try to build.  Console output is pasted below.

I didn't see much about this error in the list archives. Some Googling
brought me to a bug report from 2009, but I didn't know what to make of it.
and search for "find_checkout_root")

Does anyone know how I can fix this error and build webkit?

Many thanks,



Dave at quietriot2 ~
$ ./WebKit/Tools/Scripts/build-webkit --debug
WebKitSupportLibrary is up-to-date.
Building results into: /home/Dave/WebKit/WebKitBuild
WEBKITOUTPUTDIR is set to: E:\benson\cygwin\home\Dave\WebKit\WebKitBuild
/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio
8/Common7/IDE/VCExpress.exe win\WebKit.vcproj\WebKit.sln /build Debug
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "Tools/Scripts/print-vse-failure-logs", line 113, in <module>
  File "Tools/Scripts/print-vse-failure-logs", line 102, in main
    build_log_paths =
  File "Tools/Scripts/print-vse-failure-logs", line 67, in _sort_buildlogs
    build_order = self._build_order()
  File "Tools/Scripts/print-vse-failure-logs", line 60, in _build_order
    sln_path = os.path.join(scm.find_checkout_root(), "WebKit", "win",
"WebKit.vcproj", "WebKit.sln")
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'find_checkout_root'

===== BUILD FAILED ======

Please ensure you have run Tools/Scripts/update-webkit to install

You can view build errors by checking the BuildLog.htm files located at:
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