NI Package Manager 20.5 Bug Fixes

Visión General

The following items are notable issues fixed between the release of NI Package Manager 20.1 and NI Package Manager 20.5, including additional patches and service packs. If you have an issue ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of NI Package Manager.

Bug Number

Legacy ID

Description

Details

972217

NIPM fails to pack packages when Windows Region set to use Unicode UTF-8

Windows 10 1903 introduces an option "Region -> Administrative -> Change system locale -> Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support". If that option is set, NIPM fails to pack packages with an error.

Workaround:

Disable the Windows 10 option "Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support".

Reported Version:

Package Manager: 20.0

Resolved Version:

Package Manager: 20.5

Added:

Sep 4, 2020

900172

Package Manager returns 0 instead of -125071 when reboot is needed.

When run in GUI mode, Package Manager returns 0 when an installation completes successfully, regardless of whether a reboot is needed.  The correct behavior is to return a code -125071 when a reboot is needed.  NIPM in CLI mode already returns this code correctly.

Workaround:

There is currently no known workaround for this issue.

Reported Version:

Package Manager: 19.6

Resolved Version:

Package Manager: 20.5

Added:

Sep 4, 2020

1082963

Error dialogs may not show up

Some error messages that should be shown will not appear. For example error messages related to registering invalid feeds may not appear. Errors related to installing, repairing, upgrading, and removing packages are not affected and will still appear as expected.

Workaround:

There is currently no known workaround for this issue.

Reported Version:

Package Manager: 20.1

Resolved Version:

Package Manager: 20.5

Added:

Sep 4, 2020

1084712

Recommendations mode shows recommendations for wrong version of a package

If a package changes recommendation lists between versions, NIPM may incorrectly display the new list when installing the older version of the package.

Workaround:

There is currently no known workaround for this issue.

Reported Version:

Package Manager: 20.1

Resolved Version:

Package Manager: 20.5

Added:

Sep 4, 2020

1078966

NIPM crashes with a NullReference exception when launched as a non-admin with UAC disabled

When UAC is disabled and the NIPM gui is launched without admin permissions, NIPM shows a dialog stating it needs admin permissions to run. When the dialog is dismissed, the program crashes to a NullReference exception.

Workaround:

Either launch NIPM with admin permissions, or enable UAC.

Reported Version:

Package Manager: 20.1

Resolved Version:

Package Manager: 20.5

Added:

Sep 4, 2020

1075119

libcurl uses proxy environment variables when no explicit proxy is set

When Package Manager determines that no proxy server is required for a given URL, it does not configure a proxy for use by libcurl.  When no explicit PROXY setting is set, curl checks for an environment variable containing a proxy server to use.  This can lead to failed connections when an incorrect environment variable is present.

Workaround:

There is currently no known workaround for this issue.

Reported Version:

Package Manager: 20.1

Resolved Version:

Package Manager: 20.5

Added:

Sep 4, 2020

1016889

NIPM does not create temporary directory on startup

NI Package Manager fails to create a temp directory, if one is not present on startup.

Workaround:

Manually create a folder C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp where <username> is the name of the logged in user.

Reported Version:

Package Manager: 20.1

Resolved Version:

Package Manager: 20.5

Added:

Sep 4, 2020

Additional Patch Information

Installing some patches may require certain additional steps or considerations. Please refer to the following table for more information about patches for this release.

These patches currently do not have any special instructions.

Glossary of Terms

 

  • Bug ID - When an issue is reported to NI, you may be given this ID or find it on ni.com.  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).