Bug 11081 - Xamarin Update error on launch
Summary: Xamarin Update error on launch
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: 4.0.1
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-12 14:28 UTC by Alex Regueiro
Modified: 2013-03-12 18:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Alex Regueiro 2013-03-12 14:28:52 UTC
When I run the Xamarin Update app on my installation (OS X 10.8.2) I get an error dialogue: "Started with incorrect parameters". Updating from within Xamarin Studio itself yields no problems.

Ide.log contained the following:

Starting Xamarin Studio
   Loading Workbench
      Initializing Main Window
WARNING [2013-03-12 15:21:47Z]: First run content index not found.
MacDir exists
Error: did not find one of the files in sources//Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/External/monodoc/MonoAndroid-man
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-03-12 14:34:27 UTC
How exactly did you start Xamarin Update? It's hidden inside the Xamarin Studio app bundle and is not intended to be started directly.
Comment 2 Alex Regueiro 2013-03-12 14:35:49 UTC
Oh, I see. Well Alfred (the popular OS X utility) shows it up when I type "Xamarin" in the search box. It might actually be nice if one could run this utility standalone. Sometimes one wishes to make sure they're up to date without starting up a whole IDE. :)
Comment 3 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-03-12 16:54:35 UTC
It doesn't show up in Spotlight AFAICT, so Alfred must be doing some kind of inspection inside app bundles.

You can't run it standalone because all it does is to install updates. The actual downloading is done by Xamarin Studio.
Comment 4 Alex Regueiro 2013-03-12 17:57:33 UTC
Ah I see, fair enough then. Perhaps a command-line option for Xamarin Studio to install updates without launching the entire IDE would be appropriate however?

I'm not sure why Alfred looks inside app bundles, but they are of course just normal directories as far as the filesystem is concerned.
Comment 5 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-03-12 18:55:51 UTC
For now, I changed the error message to something a bit clearer.