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I can install Xamarin using Visual Studio 2015's "Cross Platform mobile Development" setup option, which gives me Xamarin version 18.104.22.168. This version is operational and I can build and debug Xamarin projects.
Attempting to update this install using Visual Studio 2015's "Tools/Options/Xamarin/Other/Check Now" link finds version 22.214.171.1243, which downloads and runs, but ends with the stated problem without performing the install.
I manually downloaded Xamarin.VisualStudio_126.96.36.1998.msi, .695, .680, and even 188.8.131.52. All fail with the same problem and do not perform the update.
I cannot find any log files that might describe why these updates fail.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Xamarin using Visual Studio's setup but this does not change the result.
Any suggestions as to
1. Where I can find a setup or install log file that might have additional information on the setup failure, and
2. What things I could look for on my machine to make these updates work?
I am running Windows 7 x64 with all the latest updates.
Here's my Visual Studio info:
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
Version 14.0.25421.03 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Professional
LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2015 00322-50051-38891-AA424
Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2015
Visual Basic 2015 00322-50051-38891-AA424
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015
Visual C# 2015 00322-50051-38891-AA424
Microsoft Visual C# 2015
Visual C++ 2015 00322-50051-38891-AA424
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package 7.10.01020.1
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1 (Beta8) 14.1.11107.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1 (Beta8)
ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2012.2 4.1.41102.0
For additional information, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=309563
ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013 5.2.40314.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/
Clear MEF Component Cache 1.3.1
Clears the Visual Studio MEF component cache to fix issues with cache corruption.
Common Azure Tools 1.8
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.
KofePackagePackage Extension 1.0
KofePackagePackage Visual Studio Extension Detailed Info
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools 1.4
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools
Microsoft MI-Based Debugger 1.0
Provides support for connecting Visual Studio to MI compatible debuggers
NuGet Package Manager 3.4.4
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.
Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 ENU 14.0.23025
Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 ENU
PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer 1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.
SQL Server Data Tools 14.0.60519.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
TypeScript tools for Visual Studio
Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development (Android) 14.0.25401.00
Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development (Android)
Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows Apps 14.0.25527.01
The Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows apps allow you to build a single universal app experience that can reach every device running Windows 10: phone, tablet, PC, and more. It includes the Microsoft Windows 10 Software Development Kit.
Workflow Manager Tools 1.0 1.0
This package contains the necessary Visual Studio integration components for Workflow Manager.
Xamarin 184.108.40.206 (34a92cd)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android 220.127.116.11 (7db2aac)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.iOS 18.104.22.168 (3cf8aae)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.
Being that the msi is flat out failing, could you please attach diagnostic msi installation logs?
You can get it by running the following command from the cmd prompt:
msiexec /i <path_to_msi> /L*V C:\Logs\xamarin_msi.xml
Created attachment 18203 [details]
Log file output from install attempt
here's a log file i generated trying to run the latest .msi file.
Sorry for the delay in getting to this. I'm taking a look at it now and will let you know what I find.
Thanks so much for taking the time to submit this report! I attempted to reproduce this issue based on the bug description with the latest Visual Studio 2017 Preview version 15.3, and I was unable to hit the problem. If this issue is still occurring for you, please reopen this report and attach a reproduction, ideally starting with a new template project and then adding just the code necessary to demonstrate the issue.