Errors during build/packaging of Azure cloud services

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Fredrik Lindström

06 Apr, 2015 08:46 AM

Started getting these errors today when running daily builds via Appveyor (code or azure sdk version unchanged on our end).

"Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Packaging, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
..\..\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v12.0\Windows Azure Tools\2.5\Microsoft.WindowsAzure.targets"

  1. 1 Posted by Fredrik Lindstr... on 06 Apr, 2015 08:48 AM

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    Forgot to mention that no artifacts are being generated.

  2. 2 Posted by Alex on 06 Apr, 2015 02:20 PM

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    I can confirm this is an issue, I'm experiencing the same one as well.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 06 Apr, 2015 02:40 PM

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    Hi Fredrik,

    Azure SDK 2.5.1 was installed on build workers ( which is supposed to be an in-place update for 2.5. While troubleshooting this error you can use "previous" images as described in that update post.

    - Feodor

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 06 Apr, 2015 02:48 PM

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    Will take a look what's wrong. In the meantime you can switch to previous image as described in update message.

    - Feodor

  5. 5 Posted by Alex on 06 Apr, 2015 02:50 PM

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    Thanks. I have restored the image in a meantime.

    - Alex

  6. 6 Posted by Fredrik Lindstr... on 06 Apr, 2015 03:28 PM

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    Thanks Feodor!


  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 06 Apr, 2015 03:35 PM

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    There is a known issue, guys, with updating 2.5 to 2.5.1:

    We are going to follow suggestions there and fix the installation. Will update in this thread when finished.

  8. 8 Posted by Fredrik Lindstr... on 06 Apr, 2015 05:06 PM

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    For fun I upgraded to 2.5.1 on my local machine and immediately ran into this issue. The workaround (uninstall, reinstall) mentioned in the stackoverflow discussion that you linked to does the trick.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 06 Apr, 2015 05:26 PM

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    Yeah, thanks for confirming that. We are going to fix that and publish updated images later today.

    - Feodor

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 07 Apr, 2015 01:53 AM

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    Azure SDK 2.5.1 has been repaired and build worker images updates. You can get back to the latest image.

  11. 11 Posted by Fredrik Lindstr... on 07 Apr, 2015 06:33 AM

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    Thanks, working nicely!

  12. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 01:55 AM.

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