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Posts: 482
Registered: ‎10-24-2008
My Device: 9300
My Carrier: AT&T
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PB - Issue signing application. "Barsigner error: no manifest"

I just recieved my set of signing keys for the Playbook and I am attempting to sign my application and resubmit it to AppWorld when I stumble upon this issue...


I successfully go through the signing set up process



blackberry-signer -csksetup -cskpass aFakePassword

blackberry-signer -register -csjpin somePin -cskpass aFakePassword client-RDK-someNumbers.csj

blackberry-keytool -genkeypair -keystore output_file.p12 -storepass aFakePassword -dname "cn=J. Mace" -alias author

blackberry-signer -verbose -cskpass aFakePassword -keystore output_file.p12 -storepass aFakePassword Noteworthy.bar RDK

 Finally, when I run this last line, I get the error "Barsigner error: no manifest"



blackberry-signer -keystore output_file.p12 -storepass aFakePassword Noteworthy.bar author

 has anyone seen this? I looked through this document of common error messages, but I don't see anything that helps. (http://docs.blackberry.com/en/developers/deliverables/23959/Configure_app_signing_from_cmd_line_1463...



Posts: 185
Registered: ‎08-17-2008
My Device: Red BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: PB - Issue signing application. "Barsigner error: no manifest"

Did you change the publisher element in your blackberry-tablet.xml file?


or may be that the dot  . don't like to this element ¿?

Josep Maria
Posts: 213
Registered: ‎07-18-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: PB - Issue signing application. "Barsigner error: no manifest"

Well you have not mentioned if your are trying to sign a WEBWORKS or AIR app as the instructions are different for both. If you are trying to sign a Webworks app with AIR instructions it might be a problem. Just try these instructions for webworks apps:




hope that helps

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Posts: 482
Registered: ‎10-24-2008
My Device: 9300
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: PB - Issue signing application. "Barsigner error: no manifest"

After some fighting with the signing process, I seemed to have successfully signed an application.


I had to run bbwp to generate the bar file, but it still fails on the code signing portion.


Next, I had to unzip the bar file and edit the manifest because the package-version had become messed up (Actually duplicated my app version to 


Finally, I had to run Blackberry-signer to sign the now edited BAR file.


I've talked with Tim and Adam and the word is that my scenerio is an anomaly, so... cheers 

Posts: 1,382
Registered: ‎07-02-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9900
My Carrier: Bell

Re: PB - Issue signing application. "Barsigner error: no manifest"

Yay!  Glad to hear.


The workaround that Jason has explained will certainly work, but is unfortunate and should not be necessary - the bbwp.exe utility should take care of signing for yo.


I still want to know why your bbwp seems to hang when calling the signing server.  I have never seen that happen.  Has anyone else experienced this?



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