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  1. install-package policy execution

    To install packages with package manager it's necessary to set the execution policy. It's not said in the API, and I think is not trivial for someone who is learning poershell. In fact if you don't set the policy, you can install packages, there is not error neither feedback about it is not being really installed, and when the process finishes you can see the status as installed whe you do get-package <package-name>. It is very confusing

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    2 comments  ·  Package Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is an issue specific to the Chocolatey provider, which we acquired from that team. We will continue to work to get it resolved, but have no solution available at this time.

  2. PowerShellGet module should be open-sourced

    I would like to contribute to PowerShellGet module, but there is no place where I could create an issue or send a "pull request" other than uservoice.
    Since this module is pure powershell and it is kind of open source anyway, is it possible to post the code on github, so the community can contribute?

    14 votes
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  3. WMF 5 Update

    I am trying to install "Win8.1AndW2K12R2-KB3134758-x64.msu" onto a Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise, WMF 4.0 .Net4.5 and latest security patches. from March 2016.

    Each time I run the update I get an error saying 'Update is not applicable to this computer'

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    2 votes
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  4. Register-PSRepository fails against authenticated endpoints

    In PowerShellGet 1.0 you could add and use an authenticated endpoint. In 1.0.0.1 the Ping-Endpoint function gets a 401 against authenticated endpoints. This prevents internal authenticated repos from being added.

    7 votes
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  5. [Bug] Publish-Module warns about missing content from manifest when that content isn't missing

    When I publish my Carbon module, I get these warnings:

    WARNING: Tags are now supported in the module manifest file (.psd1). Update the module manifest file of module 'Carbon' in 'C:\Users\ajensen\AppData\Local\Temp\Carbon+34y02ccd.v5v\Carbon' with the newest tag changes. You can run Update-ModuleManifest -Tags to update the manifest wi
    th tags.
    WARNING: ReleaseNotes is now supported in the module manifest file (.psd1). Update the module manifest file of module 'Carbon' in 'C:\Users\ajensen\AppData\Local\Temp\Carbon+34y02ccd.v5v\Carbon' with the newest ReleaseNotes changes. You can run Update-ModuleManifest -RleaseNotes to
    update the manifest with ReleaseNotes.
    WARNING: LicenseUri is now supported in the module manifest file (.psd1). Update the module manifest…

    2 votes
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  6. semantic versioning

    Semantic versioning does not work for PSGallery

    Allow new versions of modules to be published according to semantic version.

    Without semantic versioning, it is very difficult to evolve a module in a backwards compatible manner. Sometimes breaking changes are needed to get away from previous bad design decisions, but you still don't want to break existing clients, and wants to be able to provide bug fixes for those.

    That is, allow v1.1 to be published, even if there is a v2.0.

    See http://semver.org/ for details.

    12 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Package Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion. This one may be a bit tougher than others. However, your point is clear – there’s no way to rev an older version of a module once you have published a major version due to a breaking change.

  7. PowerShellGet should automatically update PSModulePath on PowerShell 3.0

    When you run Install-Module to install one or more modules from the PowerShell Gallery, by default those modules will be placed into %ProgramFiles%\WindowsPowerShell\Modules, yet on PowerShell 3.0, that path is not part of PSModulePath by default. That path only became part of the default PSModulePath in PowerShell 4.0 or later.

    This is a big problem for PowerShell 3.0 because after a module is "installed", the commands within that module won't be discoverable and the module will not autoload without manual intervention (loading the module via the path or manual update of the PSModulePath environment variable).

    PowerShellGet should address this problem…

    5 votes
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  8. Gallery Issue - LicenseURI & ProjectURI aren't added if not in the PSD1 file when Publish Module is used to Publish to Gallery

    When using Publish-Module you are prompted to provide a LicenseURI & ProjectURI - Or at least you should be according to Documentation on powershellgallery.com

    If you havent added this information the the PSD1 file then this information isnt passed to the Gallery Item used by Find-Module or the PowerShell Gallery

    Examples include the following
    ThePSGallery-Working
    ThePSGallery-Broken

    And the psd1 files are located at https://github.com/kilasuit/ThePSGallery

    3 votes
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  9. Add additonal properties to PowerShell Gallery Items

    There are a few additional properties that should be returned when you query the PowerShell Gallery using Find-Module or Find-Script that are currently not exposed although they are accessible via the PowerShell Gallery Website.

    As the PowerShell Gallery Website already has this information it shouldn't be too taxing to include this as an exposed property when accessing the Gallery via PowerShell

    Although it is possible to get this information via using WebScraping methods from the Gallery website - this adds unneeded requests when this could be included by default.

    The Additional Properties I would like to see included would be

    4 votes
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