Bug 3060 - Update fails
Summary: Update fails
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Updater ()
Version: 2.8.6
Hardware: PC Windows
: High normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
: 3186 ()
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-25 11:59 UTC by Robespierre Sentelhas
Modified: 2012-03-06 06:22 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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

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Description Robespierre Sentelhas 2012-01-25 11:59:30 UTC
Mono for Android 4.0.3
1. The Monodeveloper Updater window appear and other about Windows Installer with the bellow text.
2. Messa ge "The installation of Mono for Android failed" >> Retry or Exit
     Starting installation
     Stopping MonoDevelop
     MonoDevelop Stopped
     Installing Mono for Android
     >>>>> Begin msiexec log

     <<<<< End msiexec log

3. If Retry the error continue.

Windows ® Installer. V 4.5.6001.22159 

msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

Install Options
	</package | /i> <Product.msi>
		Installs or configures a product
	/a <Product.msi>
		Administrative install - Installs a product on the network
	/j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
		Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user
	</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
		Uninstalls the product
Display Options
		Quiet mode, no user interaction
		Unattended mode - progress bar only
		Sets user interface level
		n - No UI
		b - Basic UI
		r - Reduced UI
		f - Full UI (default)
		Help information
Restart Options
		Do not restart after the installation is complete
		Prompts the user for restart if necessary
		Always restart the computer after installation
Logging Options
	/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>
		i - Status messages
		w - Nonfatal warnings
		e - All error messages
		a - Start up of actions
		r - Action-specific records
		u - User requests
		c - Initial UI parameters
		m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
		o - Out-of-disk-space messages
		p - Terminal properties
		v - Verbose output
		x - Extra debugging information
		+ - Append to existing log file
		! - Flush each line to the log
		* - Log all information, except for v and x options
	/log <LogFile>
		Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
Update Options
	/update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]
		Applies update(s)
	/uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package <Product.msi | ProductCode>
		Remove update(s) for a product
Repair Options
	/f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>
		Repairs a product
		p - only if file is missing
		o - if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)
		e - if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed
		d - if file is missing or a different version is installed
		c - if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value
		a - forces all files to be reinstalled
		u - all required user-specific registry entries (default)
		m - all required computer-specific registry entries (default)
		s - all existing shortcuts (default)
		v - runs from source and recaches local package
Setting Public Properties

Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the
command line syntax.

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Comment 1 PJ 2012-01-25 12:28:58 UTC
Sorry for the frustrating issue.

Unfortunately, I am unable to reproduce the exact issue you see. I was upgrading from 4.0.0 to 4.0.3 and from 2.8.5 to

The installer did hang if I had a message box open in Monodevelop (in my case, Version Info), but once I closed Version Info and hit 'Retry', the update completed as normal. Without the Version Info open, the updater ran from start to finish with no hitch (for me).

If you have any more information for reproduction, that would be greatly appreciated. I'd love to nail this down!
Comment 2 Jonathan Pobst 2012-01-26 13:51:12 UTC
--> MonoDevelop
Comment 3 Jeffrey Stedfast 2012-01-26 14:00:14 UTC
PJ: I've been seeing this a lot in the past day or two.
Comment 4 Jeffrey Stedfast 2012-01-26 17:14:40 UTC
This has been fixed on the update server.
Comment 5 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-02-01 20:52:48 UTC
*** Bug 3186 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-02-01 20:55:15 UTC
This doesn't look like a server-side issue, and has been reported again.
Comment 7 Lluis Sanchez 2012-02-07 12:37:25 UTC
Robespierre, which operating system version are you using?
Comment 8 Miguel de Icaza [MSFT] 2012-02-14 10:08:08 UTC
Information about the installer version numbers:

Comment 9 Lluis Sanchez 2012-03-06 06:22:06 UTC
Fixed in master.