Is "www2" a sort of reserved word for path of web projects ? ("Publish website" failing without erro

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    I can't believe what is happening on my computer right now.

    I have a web project, file-system based on something like
    c:\Projects\ProjectX\www\.
    I had to make some changes and testing in a separate new directory so I
    created c:\Projects\ProjectX\www2\ copied all the content and build. I
    made the changes I wanted and test, everything worked fine.
    I'm using the Development Webserver, not IIS.
    But when I hit "Publish website", it failed without errores, just said
    "Build failed.".
    I closed and reopen the project and same thing. Both directories were
    almost identical, but for a couple of files with 2 lines of difference.

    I created another solution and put both projects there, same thing. The
    one in www could be "published", the other don't. "Build failed"
    without no other error. Please, note, that the project was building
    file using "Build website", or Ctrl-Shift-B.
    I struggled with this for hours.

    Now, just for fun I made a copy-paste of the same "www2" project and
    created "wwwtest". Guess what? it worked !
    No more ghost "Build failed" error. Made that process several times and
    the new copy-pasted projects just build and "publish website" worked
    without errors.

    I checked the registry to see if that path was used by something, but
    see nothing. Also, using Process Explorer I searched to see if some
    hidden process was holding that directory, but it doesn't.

    So, now I just renamed www2 to wwwanothertest and yes, it worked again
    and the renaming went without problems so, it was not locked files.

    So, I want to supposed, that simply there's something obscure with
    having "www2" in the path.
    What else could it be?
     
    , Jan 19, 2007
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  2. Not my expert area DNS, but www2 is usually used as a root level DNS
    pattern, normally associated with redirection of URL's. So it may be that
    wherever your resolve DNS at has that setup somewhere and you using it for a
    web project is causing conflict.

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    >I can't believe what is happening on my computer right now.
    >
    > I have a web project, file-system based on something like
    > c:\Projects\ProjectX\www\.
    > I had to make some changes and testing in a separate new directory so I
    > created c:\Projects\ProjectX\www2\ copied all the content and build. I
    > made the changes I wanted and test, everything worked fine.
    > I'm using the Development Webserver, not IIS.
    > But when I hit "Publish website", it failed without errores, just said
    > "Build failed.".
    > I closed and reopen the project and same thing. Both directories were
    > almost identical, but for a couple of files with 2 lines of difference.
    >
    > I created another solution and put both projects there, same thing. The
    > one in www could be "published", the other don't. "Build failed"
    > without no other error. Please, note, that the project was building
    > file using "Build website", or Ctrl-Shift-B.
    > I struggled with this for hours.
    >
    > Now, just for fun I made a copy-paste of the same "www2" project and
    > created "wwwtest". Guess what? it worked !
    > No more ghost "Build failed" error. Made that process several times and
    > the new copy-pasted projects just build and "publish website" worked
    > without errors.
    >
    > I checked the registry to see if that path was used by something, but
    > see nothing. Also, using Process Explorer I searched to see if some
    > hidden process was holding that directory, but it doesn't.
    >
    > So, now I just renamed www2 to wwwanothertest and yes, it worked again
    > and the renaming went without problems so, it was not locked files.
    >
    > So, I want to supposed, that simply there's something obscure with
    > having "www2" in the path.
    > What else could it be?
    >
     
    John Timney \(MVP\), Jan 19, 2007
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