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[aws-lambda-python] Automatic bundling failing for PythonFunction

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The Question

PythonFunction won’t bundle files when executing cdk synth.

I created a simple project to demonstrate this and have attached. It’s basically a project created cdk init in python with an invocation of PythonFunction in the file.

The error I get when executing “cdk synth” is not very descriptive. Executing cdk synth with the “–verbose” and “–trace” options don’t reveal much either. I can surmise something is going wrong with building the Docker image, but I can’t determine the exact Docker build command used and it doesn’t return a detailed stack trace as to why the Docker build failed.

$ cdk synth
unable to prepare context: unable to evaluate symlinks in Dockerfile path: lstat /tmp/jsii-kernel-oyassh: no such file or directory
  Error: docker exited with status 1
      at dockerExec (/tmp/jsii-kernel-oyassh/node_modules/@aws-cdk/core/lib/bundling.js:164:15)
      at Function.fromAsset (/tmp/jsii-kernel-oyassh/node_modules/@aws-cdk/core/lib/bundling.js:50:9)
      at Object.bundle (/tmp/jsii-kernel-oyassh/node_modules/@aws-cdk/aws-lambda-python/lib/bundling.js:33:43)
      at new PythonFunction (/tmp/jsii-kernel-oyassh/node_modules/@aws-cdk/aws-lambda-python/lib/function.js:39:30)
      at /tmp/tmp3c4u0sd1/lib/program.js:2720:58
      at Kernel._wrapSandboxCode (/tmp/tmp3c4u0sd1/lib/program.js:3148:24)
      at Kernel._create (/tmp/tmp3c4u0sd1/lib/program.js:2720:34)
      at Kernel.create (/tmp/tmp3c4u0sd1/lib/program.js:2461:29)
      at KernelHost.processRequest (/tmp/tmp3c4u0sd1/lib/program.js:9457:36)
      at (/tmp/tmp3c4u0sd1/lib/program.js:9420:22)

The above exception was the direct cause of the following exception:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 9, in <module>
    TestAwsLambdaPython2Stack(app, "test-aws-lambda-python-2")
  File "/home/my_username/PycharmProjects/test-aws-lambda-python-2/.venv/lib/python3.6/site-packages/jsii/", line 83, in __call__
    inst = super().__call__(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/home/my_username/PycharmProjects/test-aws-lambda-python-2/test_aws_lambda_python_2/", line 14, in __init__
    handler="handler", runtime=aws_lambda.Runtime.PYTHON_3_6)
  File "/home/my_username/PycharmProjects/test-aws-lambda-python-2/.venv/lib/python3.6/site-packages/jsii/", line 83, in __call__
    inst = super().__call__(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/home/my_username/PycharmProjects/test-aws-lambda-python-2/.venv/lib/python3.6/site-packages/aws_cdk/aws_lambda_python/", line 243, in __init__
    jsii.create(PythonFunction, self, [scope, id, props])
  File "/home/my_username/PycharmProjects/test-aws-lambda-python-2/.venv/lib/python3.6/site-packages/jsii/_kernel/", line 272, in create
    for iface in getattr(klass, "__jsii_ifaces__", [])
  File "/home/my_username/PycharmProjects/test-aws-lambda-python-2/.venv/lib/python3.6/site-packages/jsii/_kernel/providers/", line 348, in create
    return self._process.send(request, CreateResponse)
  File "/home/my_username/PycharmProjects/test-aws-lambda-python-2/.venv/lib/python3.6/site-packages/jsii/_kernel/providers/", line 330, in send
    raise JSIIError(resp.error) from JavaScriptError(resp.stack)
jsii.errors.JSIIError: docker exited with status 1
Subprocess exited with error 1


  • CDK CLI Version: 1.91.0
  • Module Version: 1.91.0
  • Node.js Version: v12.15.0
  • OS: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS
  • Language (Version): Python 3.6.9
  • Docker: 19.03.13, build cd8016b6bc (note, this is installed from snap)

Other information

Related issue: possibly

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Comments:8 (4 by maintainers)

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lsli8888commented, Jul 9, 2021

@peterwoodworth Sorry for the late reply. Sorry, I’m not familiar or knowledgeable enough with Snap to know where it even has a temp directory. The error I saw didn’t give have enough logs to help me diagnose the issue that @misterjoshua might have. But it would definitely be nice if this issue could be fixed though!

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