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Error on dotnet build

Hi everyone

I am trying to get the BitBucket pipeline up and running. I have found this article and I tried to follow it. But on dotnet build I always get the error "Couldn't find 'project.json' in current directory".

I have a very basic program and structure:

root
|-TestApp
| |-TestApp.sln
| |-TestApp.csproj
| |-Program.cs
| |-program.json
|-bitbucket-pipelines.yml

The bitbucket-pipelines.yml looks as follows:

image: microsoft/dotnet:onbuild

pipelines:
  default:
    - step:
        script: # Modify the commands below to build your repository.
          - dotnet restore
          - dotnet build

Any idea what I am missing?

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Hi,

I had the same problem so thought I'd let you know what I did. The image "microsoft/dotnet:onbuild" looks for a project.json file in the project root but project.json has been deprecated in .NET Core projects and moved to csproj - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/articles/core/tools/project-json-to-csproj.

So I'm guessing you just don't have the file it is looking for.

I found another thread where this was being talked about and the advice given there was to use a different image:

image: microsoft/dotnet:1.1-sdk

This worked fine for me, original thread - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/42981831/net-core-bitbucket-pipeline-builds-fail-wants-project-json-when-i-have-cspro

Hope this helps!

 

Hi,

Thank you for your answer. It helped a lot.

I was also facing this issue and it was because the project was using .NET Framework 4.x which isn't available with Pipelines. The solution is to instead use .NET Core.

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