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Failed to connect to an IPC Port

Hi.

Problem on UE 4.6

When I'm deploying to the iOS device the ipa file is built fine, but there is a problem with sending it to a device. Very often I'm receiving an error message:

 LogPlayLevel:Display: IPhonePackager: IPP ERROR: Failed to create deployment server process (File specified cannot be found.)
 LogPlayLevel:Display: IPhonePackager: IPP ERROR: Error while executing command: System.Runtime.Remoting.RemotingException: Failed to connect to an IPC Port: File specified cannot be found.

Usually it can be fixed by changing USB port, but on some computers it doesn't work.

Are there any clues what to do to fix/workaround this problem?

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asked Jan 08 '15 at 09:50 AM in Packaging & Deployment

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avatar image XI584 Jan 19 '15 at 04:00 PM

Any updates on this issue? I am having the same problem.

avatar image Creo Jan 21 '15 at 11:19 PM

Having same problem. Have tried to launch game on iOS from Editor 2 times and twice it crashed with this error. :(

avatar image Terence.Burns Jan 22 '15 at 11:28 AM

Hi,

I'll try and help you get through this. Can we confirm that the IOS binaries arent still running in the background when this occurs? and that both of these binaries exist.

UE4/Engine/Binaries/DotNET/IOS/IPhonePackager.exe UE4/Engine/Binaries/DotNET/IOS/DeploymentServer.exe

/Terence

avatar image Creo Jan 22 '15 at 06:50 PM

Hi, Terence

I looked for UE4/Engine/Binaries/DotNET/IOS/DeploymentServer.exe and didn't find it. Actually it didn't build when I built UE4.sln. I built it manualy now and also Mobile Device Interface. After this manipulations my app finally launched from Editor! Thank you, but... ... it fails to launch (deploy step) from time to time. Anyway thank you a lot. With this I can live now =)

avatar image zompi2 Jan 23 '15 at 04:25 PM

Yup, it was it! No DeploymentServer.exe. Like Creo said from time to time the deploy fail, but now it's better than it was :)

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Terence.Burns pointed out that the UE4/Engine/Binaries/DotNET/IOS/DeploymentServer.exe is needed for deploy and the error shows usually when this file is missing.

Funny thing that it was missing somehow at first place, but this is good place to look. Thanks :)

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answered Jan 23 '15 at 04:27 PM

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avatar image Terence.Burns Jan 08 '15 at 02:28 PM

Hey zompi2,

Do you happen to have itunes installed on those pcs where it is an issue?

/Terence

avatar image zompi2 Jan 08 '15 at 06:10 PM

Yes. Without iTunes there is no option for building on iOS.

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