Publishing geoprocessing service takes forver

Discussion created by crhgis on Dec 27, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 30, 2013 by crhgis
Here is an odd one. I am trying to publish a geoprocessing service (a python script). It published without issues last week. Lately however when I try and re-publish, it takes over 30 minutes to publish. After much digging around I found the slowness  to be attributed to the following two lines at the top of my python script:

import os
import uuid

In test cases I remove these lines and the service publishes in 5 seconds. When I include these lines it takes 30 minutes...
The script in toolbox always runs fast, its just when I try and publish as a service is when it gets slow.

I don't know what I did (if anything) to cause this slowness. I even re-installed Desktop and Server and its still slow when I use the above import statements.

Does anyone know of anything I can do  to get the service to find the libraries quickly when publishing teh service?
Maybe I can set the path to these libraries explicitly so the service isn't  looking around forever?

Thanks for any ideas.