I'm uploading extension in magento marketplace but while uploading extension file which in is TGZ format i'm getting error "The "package.xml" file does not exist; please verify the archive."

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Folder Structure

App->code->local->AffilNow->Module->etc,helper,Model etc->Modules->afillnow.xml

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    attach your folder structure
    – bxN5
    Commented Mar 9, 2017 at 14:38
  • App->code->local->AffilNow->Module->etc,helper,Model etc->Modules->afillnow.xml Commented Mar 10, 2017 at 7:21
  • Hi, is your extension is live as i am facing the same issue, icreated the package.xml but not able to validate it before submitting for approval magento.stackexchange.com/questions/217669/…
    – inrsaurabh
    Commented Mar 18, 2018 at 14:59

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You are facing the error because your package file is missing package.xml file.
package.xml is automatically created when you package a Magento 1 extension from

System > Magento Connect > Package Extension

The file will contain details about the extension like,

  • name
  • version
  • channel
  • license
  • description
  • author
  • dependencies, etc..

    It will also contain details for your modules content/files and folders structure, which will be used when you install a package from your admin panel

    System > Magento Connect Manager

So this file is essential for your Magento 1 packages.

How to Create package.xml

  1. Extract your current package in a Magento 1 setup and install it.
  2. Now to to Admin Panel > System > Package Extension
  3. Add all details about your extension
  4. Click "Save Data and Create Package" button
  5. Package file will be in var/connect/ folder


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