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{"error":"not_found","reason":"Document is missing attachment"} #41

aljosa opened this Issue Dec 4, 2012 · 6 comments


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aljosa commented Dec 4, 2012

while trying to compile numpy (for python) i've run into a few issues which i thought were related to numpy compilation.
i eventually went back to original example from devcenter article and something is wrong and i can't build memcached example.

any help/instructions appreciated.

i've followed instructions on devcenter article:

$ cat /tmp/memcached-1.4.tgz
{"error":"not_found","reason":"Document is missing attachment"}

actual output:

$ curl -O

$ ll
total 2864
drwxrwxr-x 3 aljosa aljosa 4096 Dec 4 04:54 ./
drwxrwxr-x 57 aljosa aljosa 4096 Dec 3 16:57 ../
-rw-rw-r-- 1 aljosa aljosa 38 Dec 3 17:21 .env
drwxr-xr-x 6 aljosa aljosa 4096 Dec 3 17:01 heroku-buildpack-python/
-rw-rw-r-- 1 aljosa aljosa 320751 Dec 4 04:54 memcached-1.4.13.tar.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 aljosa aljosa 2585329 Dec 3 17:16 numpy-1.6.2.tar.gz

[...] # unpack memcahed && cd memcached folder

$ vulcan build
Packaging local directory... done
Uploading source package... >> Downloading build artifacts to: /tmp/memcached-1.4.tgz
(available at


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wuputah commented Dec 12, 2012

This error is being returned from CouchDB; it seems to indicate that the build did not finish and upload to Cloudant. Can you try again with 0.8.1?


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aljosa commented Dec 12, 2012

@wuputah i'll try this weekend and report results w/ v0.8.1


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benevolentmadman commented Apr 25, 2013

@wuputah I'm also getting the same error trying to compile GSL with version 0.8.1. When I use -v the compile seems to proceed normally, but the download URL and the downloaded .tgz file both contain same error message:
{"error":"not_found","reason":"Document is missing attachment"}


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xaviershay commented May 26, 2013

I've just seen this error in the build output using the following:

vulcan build -s -n lilypond -c "./ --noconfigure && mkdir build && cd build && ../configure && make"

(FWIW I haven't done any of this before.)


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jasoncox commented May 26, 2013

@xaviershay try downloading and expanding the source before sending it off to vulcan.

Here is a good tutorial:


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xaviershay commented May 27, 2013

That worked, though I would have expected a useful error from the above if it is invalid.

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