I have a custom SharePoint solution that I am attempting to deploy to a very simple standalone SharePoint server installation. The installation has only two web applications, one for Central Admin and one for content. I've gone through the process of adding the solution to the farm using the
stsadm -o addsolution command and it appears in the farm solutions list just fine. However when I deploy the solution to the content web application it does not appear in the site collection features in any site collection in that web application. What's weird is that if I deploy it to the Central Admin site collection it does appear in the features and I can use the webparts without any problems.
It seems like something got crossed up in that content web application and I can't figure out how to flush out all evidence of the solution and get it to recognize that its been deployed there. I have tried a variety of stsadm commands to retract, delete, deploy, sync and force deploy the solution to that web application a number of times with no luck. Is there another way to flush it out of there so that when it deploys it actually recognizes it or am I stuck with having to delete my web application and rebuild it?