When I attempt to publish code I get error "Cowardly Refusing to tree-activate "/apps". There are no addtional messages and when I try to package up the same objects and import them, I recieve an minimal message Error Uploading XXX.Zip.
Has anyone run into these messages before?
The tree activation error is built in validation, it will not tree activate a top level directory. You will get the same message if you did /content for example. But if you do /apps/foo it will work.
I don't about uploading error - have you looked at your server logs? It could be a permissions issue or a disk space issue - especially if you package is large.