Bug 60994 - After installing Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.8.0.752 constantly asking to update to 4.8.0.752
Summary: After installing Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.8.0.752 constantly asking ...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Updater ()
Version: 4.8.0 (15.5)
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: 15.5.2
Assignee: Bugzilla
URL:
: 61000 ()
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2017-12-06 05:46 UTC by joeperkins
Modified: 2018-01-11 16:15 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Tags:
Is this bug a regression?: Yes
Last known good build: Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.7.10.x

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Description joeperkins 2017-12-06 05:46:18 UTC
Steps to reproduce, 

1 install Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.8.0.752
2 after install open Visual Studio, it will state there's an update to Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.8.0.752
Comment 1 Dan 2017-12-06 14:03:27 UTC
We have this problem on our two developer computers.
Comment 2 roncyrier 2017-12-06 16:24:49 UTC
I'm getting this too. I've tried to install again with the repair option and still get it.  Visual Studio 2015 Community.
Comment 3 joeperkins 2017-12-06 18:40:22 UTC
Adding System Info

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
Version 14.0.25431.01 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.7.02046

Installed Version: Professional

LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015

Visual Basic 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015

Visual C# 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Microsoft Visual C# 2015

Visual C++ 2015   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015

Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU   00322-40000-00000-AA306
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU

Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package   7.0.20622.1
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio

ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1   14.1.30801.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1

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/

Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0   14.0.30823.0
Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0

Azure Data Lake Node   1.0
This package contains the Data Lake integration nodes for Server Explorer.

Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio   2.2.6000.1
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio

Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio   2.2.6000.1
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio

Common Azure Tools   1.8
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.

JavaScript Language Service   2.0
JavaScript Language Service

JavaScript Project System   2.0
JavaScript Project System

JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate 10.0.2   Build 104.0.20151218.120627
JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate package for Microsoft Visual Studio. For more information about ReSharper Ultimate, visit http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper. Copyright © 2017 JetBrains, Inc.

Merq   1.1.17-rc (cba4571)
Command Bus, Event Stream and Async Manager for Visual Studio extensions.

Microsoft .NET Core Tools (Preview 2)   14.1.30801.0
Microsoft .NET Core Tools (Preview 2)

Microsoft Azure HDInsight Azure Node   2.2.6000.1
HDInsight Node under Azure Node

Microsoft Azure Hive Query Language Service   2.2.6000.1
Language service for Hive query

Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.4
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools

Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics Language Service   2.2.6000.1
Language service for Azure Stream Analytics

Microsoft Azure Tools   2.9
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 - v2.9.50504.2

Mono Debugging for Visual Studio   4.8.4-pre (3fe64e3)
Support for debugging Mono processes with Visual Studio.

NuGet Package Manager   3.5.0
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.

PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.

SQL Server Analysis Services   14.0.806.134
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Designer 
Version 14.0.806.134

SQL Server Data Tools   14.0.61707.300
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

SQL Server Integration Services   
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Designer
Version 14.0.800.90

SQL Server Reporting Services   14.0.806.134
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Designers 
Version 14.0.806.134

ToolWindowHostedEditor   1.0
Hosting json editor into a tool window

TypeScript   1.8.36.0
TypeScript tools for Visual Studio

Visual Studio Spell Check Everywhere   VSSpellCheckEverywhere
An extension that enables spell checking within any Visual Studio file editor or tool window that uses WPF text boxes.
https://GitHub.com/EWSoftware/VSSpellChecker

Visual Studio Spell Checker   VSSpellChecker
An editor extension that checks the spelling of comments, strings, and plain text as you type or interactively with tool windows.
https://GitHub.com/EWSoftware/VSSpellChecker

VisualStudio.Mac   1.0
Mac Extension for Visual Studio

WebJobs Tools v1.0.0   14.0.30823.0
WebJobs Tools v1.0.0

Xamarin   4.8.0.752 (4a1f0ea)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin Designer   4.8.182 (76aa1723e)
Visual Studio extension to enable Xamarin Designer tools in Visual Studio.

Xamarin.Android   8.1.0.13 (f241f51)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android SDK   8.1.0.23 (HEAD/f65f87747)
Xamarin.Android Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.

Xamarin.iOS   11.4.0.214 (c4240f3)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.

Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK   11.4.0.214 (c4240f3)
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.
Comment 4 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2017-12-07 18:01:11 UTC
Thanks for the report!




## Notes to the Xamarin team

The cause of this issue is in brief related to the change in the package numbering in Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Xamarin version 4.8.0.  The installer package .msi now ends with a longer number than before (like "4.8.0.1166386" rather than "4.8.0.752").  For the moment, the updater service has been adjusted server-side so that this problem is temporarily resolved for the specific current build version.



### Possible improvements

As I understand it from chatting with Tim, the best option to resolve this issue in general (rather than working around it manually build-by-build) is most likely to switch the updater client within the Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin package to parse to a `long` rather than an `int` when it gets the version ID from the updater service.  This will mean the updater service can use the full version number as the version ID.
Comment 5 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2017-12-07 18:01:59 UTC
*** Bug 61000 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 joeperkins 2017-12-07 18:33:56 UTC
Thanks for the explanation and I can confirm the update message is no longer showing.
Comment 7 joeperkins 2017-12-08 06:21:27 UTC
Looks like the same issue with Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.2.2.32.
Comment 8 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2017-12-09 01:07:31 UTC
> Looks like the same issue with Xamarin Remoted iOS Simulator 1.2.2.32.
Thanks for the heads-up!  By chance, it turns out the issue with the simulator update is a slightly different issue caused by a typo in the updater service metadata.  I've contacted the appropriate team to get that metadata fixed up.
Comment 9 xamarin-release-manager 2017-12-12 17:42:13 UTC
Fixed in version 4.8.0.756 (d15-5)

Author: josegallardo
Commit: 811f0d2723418dc8160f6cd31c57b2c76c470096 (xamarin/XamarinVS)
Comment 10 Derek Wheeler 2018-01-09 20:08:08 UTC
I just got notified this morning that the 4.8.0.756 update was available. When I attempted the install, I got prompted to update, repair, or remove the component. I've not seen this prompt in previous updates. I've tried the update and repair options. I don't get any errors and the Help->About Microsoft Visual Studio page now shows the version as 4.8.0.756, but Studio still thinks it's pending. (I.E. the Options->Xamarin->Other->Check now... action still thinks it's pending).
Comment 11 Dan 2018-01-09 20:12:09 UTC
I have the same issue.
Comment 12 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2018-01-09 20:45:37 UTC
Thanks for the heads-up.  I checked with the team on this issue.  Earlier today the Xamarin updater service in Visual Studio 2015 was temporarily re-offering the Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.8.0.756 version to users who already had that version installed.  The updater service should now be back to normal (it is working correctly in my quick local test with Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Xamarin 4.8.0.756 installed), but if you have already downloaded the re-offered version, the updater might continue to show it.  If you like, you can clear or rename the download cache directory "%LOCALAPPDATA%\MonoDevelop-4.0\Cache\TempDownload" so the updater will re-check for the available versions.
Comment 13 Taylor Buchanan 2018-01-11 14:53:08 UTC
Brendan, Is there somewhere we can reference that shows which Xamarin.VisualStudio version maps to which MSI name?

4.8.0.752 -> 4.8.0.1166386
4.8.0.757 -> ?
Comment 14 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2018-01-11 16:15:54 UTC
Not at the moment.  If you have a use case where that would be helpful, feel free to file a request for it in its own bug report / enhancement request:

https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Visual%20Studio%20Extensions

Thanks!