Just a quick heads up for everybody else that have deployment issues similar to the ones below. The underlying reason might be due to anti-virus that is interfering with the deployment process. The connection to the PAServer is successfull, but after copying a few files (visible in the deployment window), RAD Studio gives a connection error and stops deploying. Sometimes, the deployment is succesfull, but shows a “Unable to start GDB kernel” error. Running without debugging has a higher rate of success, but nevertheless, the process of deployment and starting the application is severely disturbed. In either case, running with or without debugging, I have been able to deploy and run 2 out of 30 tries. Below is a snippet of errors thrown while deploying, even though the connection is successfull 100% of the time.
[PAClient Error] Error: E0003 Connection to 'MacLarge' on port 64211 failed
[PAClient Error] Error: E0003 Please make sure that 'Platform Assistant Server' is running on the host machine and is configured to use port 64211
[DCC Error] E2597 dsymlink: Error: failed to set locale to ??2I?
[DCC Fatal Error] F2588 Linker error code: 1 ($00000001)
The solution for this issue is simple. Uninstall or disable the anti-virus, or install an anti-virus that does not interfere with this process. On our machine, there was a McAfee license pre-installed on a HP machine that was the culprit of the deployment issues. Leave a comment if you have/had the same issues and which solution you applied to fix the issue.