Bug 36543 - [XVS 4.0] "Disallowed paths ( "iTunesMetadata.plist" ) found" or "Disallowed paths ( "iTunesArtwork" ) found" when using Xamarin 4
Summary: [XVS 4.0] "Disallowed paths ( "iTunesMetadata.plist" ) found" or "Disallowed ...
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 4.0.0 (C6)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: 4.0.1 (C6SR1)
Assignee: Bugzilla
: 37645 ()
Depends on: 36060
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Reported: 2015-12-03 16:50 UTC by Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Modified: 2016-01-14 22:20 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2015-12-03 16:50:11 UTC
[XVS 4.0] "Disallowed paths ( "iTunesMetadata.plist" ) found" or "Disallowed paths ( "iTunesArtwork" ) found" when using Xamarin 4

This is an intentional duplicate public bug report to improve Bugzilla searchability for the latest cause of these 2 errors in Xamarin 4.

## Possible workarounds

### Option 1: edit the `.csproj` file by hand to set the `IpaIncludeArtwork` property to false

Find the `<PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)'` section that matches the configuration your using to build the IPA, and add the following line within that section:


### Option 2: Remove the `iTunesMetadata.plist` file from the `.ipa` file by hand before submitting it

The `.ipa` file is just a ZIP archive. For this bug, the problematic file is located under in the root of the zip file.

So to remove the file:

1. Unzip the `.ipa` file (for example, change the extension temporarily to `.zip`).

2. Delete the `iTunesMetadata.plist` file.

3. Zip up the remaining files into a new zip archive, and rename the new archive from `.zip` back to `.ipa`
(Important: the "Payload" folder must appear in the top level of zip archive)

## Additional information

The IPA build logic has been _corrected_ in Xamarin.iOS 9.2 so that it now properly respects the `IpaIncludeArtwork` element. Unfortunately this _fix_ has exposed other problems with the IDE project properties. In the case of Visual Studio, the "Project Properties -> iOS IPA Options -> Include Artwork in IPA" checkbox _broke_ so that it had no effect whatsoever. That "checkbox breakage" has now been restored to the XamarinVS 3.11 behavior by the fix for non-public Bug 36060, currently scheduled to be release in the upcoming Cycle 6 – Service Release 1.

See Bug 36407 (filed against Xamarin Studio, but explains the latest status for both Visual Studio and Xamarin Studio) for additional details.
Comment 1 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2015-12-03 16:54:43 UTC
## Status update

The incorrect behavior of the "Project Properties -> iOS IPA Options -> Include Artwork in IPA" checkbox now has a candidate fix that is scheduled to be released in the upcoming Cycle 6 – Service Release 1 (which will tentatively be available in an early Alpha Channel version within the next couple of weeks).
Comment 3 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2016-01-14 22:20:33 UTC
*** Bug 37645 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***