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Show a better error in UI when package release notes can't be found on release page #5487

hnrkndrssn opened this issue Apr 17, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Apr 17, 2019


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The bug

If we are unable to retrieve release notes for a package, because that package doesn't exist in the package feed, we return a less than helpful Object reference not set to an instance of an object. error.

What I expected to happen

I should see an error letting me know that the package could not be found in the feed.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create a project with a Deploy package step that references a package that doesn't exist in the built-in repository.
  2. Create a release, manually specify a package version and save the release
  3. See error

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Affected versions

Octopus Server: Confirmed on latest build




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commented Apr 17, 2019

Release Note: Return a more helpful error message on the release page if a package / version combination cannot be found in the built-in repository


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commented Jul 16, 2019

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