Cook Computing

Stuck in the Cache Revisted

September 16, 2004 Written by Charles Cook

Ned Batchelder writes about the assembly download cache problem I mentioned a while ago. He used Filemon to diagnose the problem.

In the comments to the When to Change File/Assembly Versions post on her blog Suzanne Cook writes:

Yes, strongly-named assemblies already in the download cache will not be downloaded again if the assembly identity hasn't changed. To deal with this, our test scripts delete the download cache at the beginning of the test (gacutil /cdl). We find it preferable to make a one-time change to do that in scripts than to deal with the constant pains of changing versions often.