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Does not wait for process to finish

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Issue Description

We have a process that writes a value to a file which is then required by the actual build process like this:

git describe --tags HEAD >.app-version || date --rfc-3339=seconds >.app-version

Then, the “version file” generated as above is require()d in the application source.

It turns out this plugin does not wait for the command to finish before passing control back to webpack, because today we got an error during the JS build:

ModuleNotFoundError: Module not found: Error: Cannot resolve 'file' or 'directory' ../.app-version in /builds/xxx/src

Here is a more minimal demonstration:

                new WebpackShellPlugin({
                        onBuildStart: [
                                'sleep 60; touch .myfile'
                        safe: true

Then, if you run your build as usual, it will actually finish before the file has been created. This prevents you from require()ing files generated as such in your webpack project.

I see 2 solutions:

  • Use the callback interface provided by Webpack plugin API, or
  • Use execSync instead of exec

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 6 years ago
  • Reactions:19
  • Comments:6

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

Feiyang1commented, Nov 18, 2017

I made a fork that allows you to block until the scripts finish execution. please check it out:

danielyaa5commented, Aug 20, 2017
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