sideloaded with no problems noticed. Channel loaded up and packaged from there.Re Static Analyzer, the one that failed I didn't wait long enough to see the response.
think I saw a slight difference during the "adding channel" process, where it would flash on the one that was failing to install. If it matters, was trying to install onto Roku 3 and update onto Roku Express. Both were saying they were happening but then the channel was not installed / updated.
one other note, in addition to the .git folder was the .gitignore file which I left out of the successful package.