Unable to install a large package

  • When deploying a custom solution to a Sitecore XP instance, installing a package might fail if the package size exceeds 2047 megabytes. An error similar to the following can be found in the logs:
    Exception: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException
    Message: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.
    Parameter name: count
    Source: System
       at System.IO.Compression.DeflateStream.ValidateParameters(Byte[] array, Int32 offset, Int32 count)
       at System.IO.Compression.DeflateStream.Read(Byte[] array, Int32 offset, Int32 count)
       at Sitecore.Zip.Utils.LimitedReadOnlyStream.Read(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 count)
       at Sitecore.Install.StreamUtil.Copy(Stream from, Stream to, Int32 bufferSize)
       at Sitecore.Install.Zip.PackageReader.Populate(ISink`1 sink)
       at Sitecore.Shell.Applications.Install.Dialogs.InstallPackage.InstallPackageForm.LoadPackage()
       at Sitecore.Shell.Applications.Install.Dialogs.InstallPackage.InstallPackageForm.ActivePageChanging(String page, String& newpage)
       at Sitecore.Web.UI.Pages.WizardForm.set_Active(String value)
    
    Exception: System.IO.IOException
    Message: An attempt was made to move the file pointer before the beginning of the file.
    Source: mscorlib
       at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
       at System.IO.FileStream.SeekCore(Int64 offset, SeekOrigin origin)
       at System.IO.FileStream.Seek(Int64 offset, SeekOrigin origin)
       at Sitecore.Zip.ZipReader.d__0.MoveNext()
       at Sitecore.Zip.ZipReader.GetEntry(String entryName)
       at Sitecore.Install.Zip.PackageReader.Populate(ISink`1 sink)
       at Sitecore.Shell.Applications.Install.Dialogs.InstallPackage.InstallPackageForm.LoadPackage()
       at Sitecore.Shell.Applications.Install.Dialogs.InstallPackage.InstallPackageForm.ActivePageChanging(String page, String& newpage)
       at Sitecore.Web.UI.Pages.WizardForm.set_Active(String value)
       at Sitecore.Web.UI.HtmlControls.Button.DoClick(Message message)
  • To not face the issue, create a few packages smaller than the maximum allowable size 2047 MB (1.9 GB) instead of creating a single large one.

Applies to:

CMS 6.6.0 Technical Preview+

January 15, 2021
January 15, 2021

Reference number:

91930

Keywords: 

  • CMS