NI Package Manager Known Issues


This document contains important last-minute information about NI Package Manager, including known issues.

 Known Issues

The following table contains the NI Package Manager known issues that were discovered before and since the release of NI Package Manager. This table is not an exhaustive list of known issues; it is intended to show only the severe and common issues.

ID Known Issues
633710 I haven't been able to cache packages using NIDeploymentUtility.exe utility. I can cache distribution based installers

Workaround: The NIDeploymentUtility.exe utility doesn't support packages. It can only cached distribution based installers and not package based installers.
599359 The .nipkg file created by 'nipkg pack' does not include any files that have non-English characters in their paths.

Workaround: The nipkg pack command does not support files with unicode characters in the path.
603708 NI Package Manager can't fully uninstall LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3.

Workaround: N/A
618871 I have been experiencing a 30 second delay while launching NI Package Manager.

Workaround: N/A - This is due to Local Area Network settings.
623147 I can't install packages from NI Package Manager: "There was a problem executing the package transaction. An unexpected error occurred while calling libarchive 'Write failed'."

Workaround:  Make sure you have enough disk space on your system to unzip and install the package.
630359 Clicking package links (for example, nipkg://store/1/item/56) in LabVIEW System Diagram will not launch Package Manager as expected  

Workaround:  If Google Chrome is the default web browser, you will experience this issue. Change your default web browser. This is a known issue with Google Chrome.
644626 I installed NI Package Manager. Then I realized I can't modify/repair any installed NI Software.

Workaround: NI Package Manager has removed the modify/repair functionality from current or prior NI Software versions. Uninstall and then reinstall the software.
644632 I see a message containing a GUID when removing a package. I can't see the name of the product.

Workaround: For a dual-citizen and a legacy product, the name sometimes is replaced with GUID. This is not an issue, you can continue with the uninstallation process.
624530 When attempting to install NI software, I get the error saying there was a problem updating the feeds cache.

Workaround: This error is caused because you can't communicate with NI server to install packages. Go to and enter 'NIPMCommError' info code for further assistance.
644630 While installing NI software, I get the Proceed Anyway dialog box with two solutions.

Workaround:  A product installed on your system depends on the item you are trying to remove. Close the
window to cancel the removal, or click Proceed Anyway to remove the product along with all of its dependencies (you will see a final list of all packages to be removed before uninstallation begins).

Glossary of Terms


  • Bug ID - When an issue is reported to NI, you may be given this ID or find it on  You may also find IDs posted by NI on the discussion forums or in KnowledgeBase articles.
  • Legacy ID – An older issue ID that refers to the same issue.  You may instead find this issue ID in older known issues documents.
  • Description - A few sentences which describe the problem. The brief description given does not necessarily describe the problem in full detail.
  • Workaround - Possible ways to work around the problem.
  • Reported Version - The earliest version in which the issue was reported.
  • Resolved Version - Version in which the issue was resolved or was no longer applicable. "N/A" indicates that the issue has not been resolved.
  • Date Added - The date the issue was added to the document (not the reported date).