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Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.

Just got our Roku 2 XS today and I'm trying to do the most simple "Hello World" app as found in DeveloperGuide_v41.pdf section 7.4.

Which BTW, says nothing about requiring these in the manifest nor what sizes they need to be! *sigh*

mm_icon_focus_hd=pkg:/images/mm_icon_focus_hd.png
mm_icon_side_hd=pkg:/images/mm_icon_side_hd.png
mm_icon_focus_sd=pkg:/images/mm_icon_focus_sd.png
mm_icon_side_sd=pkg:/images/mm_icon_side_sd.png

Thankfully someone posted the sizes here.

Anyways, I'm using Eclipse Indigo and the Brightscript plugin. I have my project


C:\Roku\RokuSDK_v41\examples\source\helloworld>ls -lRa
total 3
drwxrwxrwx 1 user group 0 Mar 26 17:25 .
drwxrwxrwx 1 user group 0 Mar 26 18:51 ..
-rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 199 Mar 26 17:25 .buildpath
-rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 559 Mar 26 17:25 .project
drwxrwxrwx 1 user group 0 Mar 26 18:28 images
-rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 326 Mar 26 18:28 manifest
drwxrwxrwx 1 user group 0 Mar 26 17:25 out
drwxrwxrwx 1 user group 0 Mar 26 17:14 source

images:
total 32
drwxrwxrwx 1 user group 0 Mar 26 18:28 .
drwxrwxrwx 1 user group 0 Mar 26 17:25 ..
-rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 14074 Mar 26 18:21 mm_icon_focus_hd.png
-rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 9902 Mar 26 18:24 mm_icon_focus_sd.png
-rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 4125 Mar 26 18:26 mm_icon_side_hd.png
-rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 2721 Mar 26 18:25 mm_icon_side_sd.png

out:
total 0
drwxrwxrwx 1 user group 0 Mar 26 17:25 .
drwxrwxrwx 1 user group 0 Mar 26 17:25 ..

source:
total 1
drwxrwxrwx 1 user group 0 Mar 26 17:14 .
drwxrwxrwx 1 user group 0 Mar 26 17:25 ..
-rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 414 Mar 26 18:34 helloworld.brs


I manually make the .zip file package:
C:\Roku\RokuSDK_v41\examples\source\helloworld>zip -9 -r ../helloworld.zip .

(It would be great if the plugin would do this step for me -- is that planned in the near future?)

When I go to the install page, it STB and says this:

No Development Application Installed.
[ ] [browse][install]

Application Received: 33513 bytes stored.
Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.


But I have a manifest! WTF?


C:\Roku\RokuSDK_v41\examples\source\helloworld>cat manifest

title=Hello World
subtitle=example 'hello world'
major_version=1
minor_version=0
build_version=00000
mm_icon_focus_hd=pkg:/images/mm_icon_focus_hd.png
mm_icon_side_hd=pkg:/images/mm_icon_side_hd.png
mm_icon_focus_sd=pkg:/images/mm_icon_focus_sd.png
mm_icon_side_sd=pkg:/images/mm_icon_side_sd.png
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Re: Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.

The manifest belongs in the root directory of your zipped app. You have it in the source directory, which is why it doesn't find it.
As for doing it for you or automation, you can use a makefile and other procedures to do it in a one shot routine -
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=39350
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Re: Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.

"SCTR" wrote:
Which BTW, says nothing about requiring these in the manifest nor what sizes they need to be! *sigh*

Required sizes are in the artwork-guidelines-v3.pdf document.

"SCTR" wrote:
But I have a manifest! WTF?

You directory structure looks right. What do the contents of the zip look like? As destruk mentioned, the manifest has to be in the root of the zip, so I'd double-check that first.
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Re: Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.

"SCTR" wrote:

It would be great if the plugin would do this step for me -- is that planned in the near future?


The plugin already has this feature.

File>Export->BrightScript->BrightScript Deployment

This will bring up the BrightScript Deployment Wizard which:

a) Auto-selects the source directory and it's contents, any image files it can find in the project, and the manifest.
b) Allows you to manually select any additional files in your project that need to be included
c) Zips it all up to a local file location you specify
d) Optionally uploads the zip file to a Roku box you specify via a dropdown auto-populated with discovered Roku boxes
e) Optionally generates a pkg file (for channel submission) based on the zip file.
f) Optionally generates new developer keys (and displays the current dev id).

The plugin (not the deployment wizard) will also let you know if your manifest has missing required values via the Problems tab.

Cheers
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Re: Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.

THANKS GUYS!

Turns out my .zip file was nested one level deep, so it was like "helloworld.zip" which had a folder named "helloworld" in it and everything was within that. Smiley Surprisedops:

The Eclipse plugin is even better than I expected! That's so rad that it will even upload it to the Roku. OMG. What a time-saver that will be. Smiley Very Happy
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Re: Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.

So I am brand new (20 minute old) to Roku development and am watching the tutorial videos.  Video #2 shows how to create a developer account and then, using the resources provided on the video page, shows you how to download and install the Hello World program.

In any programming language, the Hello World program is the simplest of all programs guaranteed not to fail.

Except it did fail with the manifest error.  There are fully three things wrong with the Hello World program that Roku tells you to install from Gitbug:

  1. The zip file has one too many levels
  2. The manifest file is contained in the /source directory which apparently Roku doesn't like
  3. Even when you move the manifest file to the root directory of the zip file, the references in the manifest are wrong.  You need to change all references to /image/??? to /source/image/???

Not a great start Roku Smiley Sad

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Re: Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.

Do you have a link to this zip file?  Is there a source/source directory?  It sounds like the zip isn't meant to be uploaded to a Roku directly.

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Re: Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.

The Roku video tutorials are here: https://developer.roku.com/en-ca/videos/courses/rsg/development-setup.md#resources 

They instruct the new developer to download "hello world" from github here: https://github.com/rokudev/hello-world 

I discovered another problem with the hello world program the tutorial says to install.  In debug, I noticed that the hello-world program was failing to launch (although at least the channel poster was displaying).  Based on the error message I discovered there is a directory called source which contains three sub-directories; components, images, and source.  As I have discovered, these three subdirectories should be at the root directory level.

So after making the corrections I already noted, I moved these directories, re-created the zip file and voila I have a working hello world program.  

I have several guesses:

  1. The hello-world program on github got modified and Roku didn't notice it
  2. Newer versions of the Roku OS no longer want these three subdirectories to be located below source and they failed to update the tutorial
  3. I am the first developer in history to actually try the hello world program

 

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Re: Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.

That zip file appears to be a project file.  You would not side load this zip. When you have the project set up in you IDE of choice, it would then zip what is in the first source directory. That would then be run sideloaded. There is a pre zipped file in dist/apps directory that you could also sideload.  Welcome to Roku!

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Re: Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.

I don't disagree, but now that I have a few days experience I know enough to say that. 

The challenge is that this series of 12 video lessons for new developers is explicit about the steps to take.  Long before they tell you about Eclipse plugins etc, they direct you to this zip file and step-by-step tell you how to sideload this zip file (without modification) to the Roku device. 

As I know understand with the benefit of a few hours of learning, that doesn't work.  So they need to update their tutorials.

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