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January 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm

I'm attempting to grab DSC modules from PSGallery, but am hitting an error that i couldn't find on google.

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> install-module xStorage
WARNING: The property 'LocalName' cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.

Untrusted repository
You are installing the modules from an untrusted repository. If you trust this repository, change its InstallationPolicy value by running the Set-PSRepository cmdlet. Are you sure you want to install the modules from
'PSGallery'?
[Y] Yes [A] Yes to All [N] No [L] No to All [S] Suspend [?] Help (default is "N"): A
PackageManagement\Install-Package : The property 'LocalName' cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\1.0.0.1\PSModule.psm1:1375 char:21
+ ... $null = PackageManagement\Install-Package @PSBoundParameters
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (Microsoft.Power....InstallPackage:InstallPackage) [Install-Package], Exception
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : PropertyNotFoundStrict,New-SoftwareIdentityFromPackage,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.InstallPackage

Any ideas?

January 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

What version of the PackageManagement module do you have installed? I can see from your output that you've got 1.0.0.1 of PowerShellGet, and I'm wondering if you've somehow gotten the two modules out of sync. The version of the Nuget provider may also be involved. What do you get from these two commands?

Get-Module PackageManagement -ListAvailable | Out-Host
Get-PackageProvider Nuget | Out-Host

January 12, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Hi Dave,

PS C:\Users\bcouh\OneDrive\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Projects\DSCLab\DSCLab\DSC> Get-Module PackageManagement -ListAvailable | Out-Host


    Directory: C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules


ModuleType Version    Name                                ExportedCommands
---------- -------    ----                                ----------------
Binary     1.0.0.1    PackageManagement                   {Find-Package, Get-Package, Get-PackageProvider, Get-PackageSource...}
Binary     1.0.0.0    PackageManagement                   {Find-Package, Get-Package, Get-PackageProvider, Get-PackageSource...}

PS C:\Users\bcouh\OneDrive\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Projects\DSCLab\DSCLab\DSC> Get-Module PackageManagement -ListAvailable | Out-Host


    Directory: C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules


ModuleType Version    Name                                ExportedCommands
---------- -------    ----                                ----------------
Binary     1.0.0.1    PackageManagement                   {Find-Package, Get-Package, Get-PackageProvider, Get-PackageSource...}

January 12, 2016 at 10:10 pm

OK, that's the same thing I've got. What about Get-PackageProvider Nuget ?

January 12, 2016 at 10:26 pm

Another bit of troubleshooting:

$xStorage = Find-Package xStorage
$xStorage | Get-Member | Out-Host
$xStorage.Metadata | Get-Member | Out-Host
$xStorage.Metadata.Keys | Get-Member | Out-Host

Here's what I get when I run those commands:

< #
C:\
λ $xStorage = Find-Package xStorage
C:\
λ $xStorage | Get-Member | Out-Host


   TypeName: Microsoft.PackageManagement.Packaging.SoftwareIdentity

Name                MemberType Definition
----                ---------- ----------
AddDependency       Method     string AddDependency(string providerName, string packageName, string version, string source, string appliesTo)
AddMetadataValue    Method     string AddMetadataValue(string elementPath, uri namespace, string name, string value)
ContainsKey         Method     bool ContainsKey(System.Xml.Linq.XName key)
Equals              Method     bool Equals(System.Object obj)
FetchPackageDetails Method     void FetchPackageDetails(Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Api.IHostApi api)
GetHashCode         Method     int GetHashCode()
GetType             Method     type GetType()
IsApplicable        Method     bool IsApplicable(hashtable environment)
ToString            Method     string ToString()
AppliesToMedia      Property   string AppliesToMedia {get;}
Attributes          Property   Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.AttributeIndexer Attributes {get;}
CanonicalId         Property   string CanonicalId {get;}
Dependencies        Property   System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[string] Dependencies {get;}
Entities            Property   System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.Entity] Entities {get;}
Evidence            Property   Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.Evidence Evidence {get;}
FromTrustedSource   Property   bool FromTrustedSource {get;}
FullPath            Property   string FullPath {get;}
IsCorpus            Property   System.Nullable[bool] IsCorpus {get;}
IsPatch             Property   System.Nullable[bool] IsPatch {get;}
IsSupplemental      Property   System.Nullable[bool] IsSupplemental {get;}
Links               Property   System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.Link] Links {get;}
Meta                Property   System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.SoftwareMetadata] Meta {get;}
Metadata            Property   Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.MetadataIndexer Metadata {get;}
Name                Property   string Name {get;}
PackageFilename     Property   string PackageFilename {get;}
Payload             Property   Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.Payload Payload {get;}
ProviderName        Property   string ProviderName {get;}
SearchKey           Property   string SearchKey {get;}
Source              Property   string Source {get;}
Status              Property   string Status {get;}
Summary             Property   string Summary {get;}
SwidTags            Property   System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.Swidtag] SwidTags {get;}
SwidTagText         Property   string SwidTagText {get;}
TagId               Property   string TagId {get;}
TagVersion          Property   string TagVersion {get;}
Version             Property   string Version {get;}
VersionScheme       Property   string VersionScheme {get;}
XmlLang             Property   string XmlLang {get;}


C:\
λ $xStorage.Metadata | Get-Member | Out-Host


   TypeName: Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.MetadataIndexer

Name        MemberType            Definition
----        ----------            ----------
Equals      Method                bool Equals(System.Object obj)
GetHashCode Method                int GetHashCode()
GetType     Method                type GetType()
ToString    Method                string ToString()
Item        ParameterizedProperty System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[string] Item(string key) {get;}
Count       Property              int Count {get;}
Keys        Property              System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[System.Xml.Linq.XName] Keys {get;}
Values      Property              System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[string] Values {get;}


C:\
λ $xStorage.Metadata.Keys | Get-Member | Out-Host


   TypeName: System.Xml.Linq.XName

Name          MemberType Definition
----          ---------- ----------
Equals        Method     bool Equals(System.Object obj), bool IEquatable[XName].Equals(System.Xml.Linq.XName other)
GetHashCode   Method     int GetHashCode()
GetObjectData Method     void ISerializable.GetObjectData(System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationInfo info, System.Runtime.Serialization.StreamingContext context)
GetType       Method     type GetType()
ToString      Method     string ToString()
LocalName     Property   string LocalName {get;}
Namespace     Property   System.Xml.Linq.XNamespace Namespace {get;}
NamespaceName Property   string NamespaceName {get;}


C:\
λ
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January 13, 2016 at 12:14 am

Hey Dave,

That error came up again (as a warning) after running the second set of commands.

PS C:\Users\bcouh\OneDrive\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Projects\DSCLab\DSCLab\bin> Get-PackageProvider Nuget

Name                     Version          DynamicOptions
----                     -------          --------------
NuGet                    2.8.5.202        Destination, ExcludeVersion, Headers, FilterOnTag, Contains, AllowPrereleaseVersions, ConfigFile, SkipValidate


PS C:\Users\bcouh\OneDrive\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Projects\DSCLab\DSCLab\bin> $xStorage = Find-Package xStorage
>> $xStorage | Get-Member | Out-Host
>> $xStorage.Metadata | Get-Member | Out-Host
>> $xStorage.Metadata.Keys | Get-Member | Out-Host
WARNING: The property 'LocalName' cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.


   TypeName: Microsoft.PackageManagement.Packaging.SoftwareIdentity

Name                MemberType Definition
----                ---------- ----------
AddDependency       Method     string AddDependency(string providerName, string packageName, string version, string source, string appliesTo)
AddMetadataValue    Method     string AddMetadataValue(string elementPath, uri namespace, string name, string value)
ContainsKey         Method     bool ContainsKey(System.Xml.Linq.XName key)
Equals              Method     bool Equals(System.Object obj)
FetchPackageDetails Method     void FetchPackageDetails(Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Api.IHostApi api)
GetHashCode         Method     int GetHashCode()
GetType             Method     type GetType()
IsApplicable        Method     bool IsApplicable(hashtable environment)
ToString            Method     string ToString()
AppliesToMedia      Property   string AppliesToMedia {get;}
Attributes          Property   Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.AttributeIndexer Attributes {get;}
CanonicalId         Property   string CanonicalId {get;}
Dependencies        Property   System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[string] Dependencies {get;}
Entities            Property   System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.Entity] Entities {get;}
Evidence            Property   Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.Evidence Evidence {get;}
FromTrustedSource   Property   bool FromTrustedSource {get;}
FullPath            Property   string FullPath {get;}
IsCorpus            Property   System.Nullable[bool] IsCorpus {get;}
IsPatch             Property   System.Nullable[bool] IsPatch {get;}
IsSupplemental      Property   System.Nullable[bool] IsSupplemental {get;}
Links               Property   System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.Link] Links {get;}
Meta                Property   System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.SoftwareMetadata] Meta {get;}
Metadata            Property   Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.MetadataIndexer Metadata {get;}
Name                Property   string Name {get;}
PackageFilename     Property   string PackageFilename {get;}
Payload             Property   Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.Payload Payload {get;}
ProviderName        Property   string ProviderName {get;}
SearchKey           Property   string SearchKey {get;}
Source              Property   string Source {get;}
Status              Property   string Status {get;}
Summary             Property   string Summary {get;}
SwidTags            Property   System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.Swidtag] SwidTags {get;}
SwidTagText         Property   string SwidTagText {get;}
TagId               Property   string TagId {get;}
TagVersion          Property   string TagVersion {get;}
Version             Property   string Version {get;}
VersionScheme       Property   string VersionScheme {get;}
XmlLang             Property   string XmlLang {get;}




   TypeName: Microsoft.PackageManagement.Internal.Packaging.MetadataIndexer

Name        MemberType            Definition
----        ----------            ----------
Equals      Method                bool Equals(System.Object obj)
GetHashCode Method                int GetHashCode()
GetType     Method                type GetType()
ToString    Method                string ToString()
Item        ParameterizedProperty System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[string] Item(string key) {get;}
Count       Property              int Count {get;}
Keys        Property              System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[System.Xml.Linq.XName] Keys {get;}
Values      Property              System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable[string] Values {get;}




   TypeName: System.Xml.Linq.XName

Name          MemberType Definition
----          ---------- ----------
Equals        Method     bool Equals(System.Object obj), bool IEquatable[XName].Equals(System.Xml.Linq.XName other)
GetHashCode   Method     int GetHashCode()
GetObjectData Method     void ISerializable.GetObjectData(System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationInfo info, System.Runtime.Serialization.StreamingContext context)
GetType       Method     type GetType()
ToString      Method     string ToString()
LocalName     Property   string LocalName {get;}
Namespace     Property   System.Xml.Linq.XNamespace Namespace {get;}
NamespaceName Property   string NamespaceName {get;}


PS C:\Users\bcouh\OneDrive\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Projects\DSCLab\DSCLab\bin>

January 13, 2016 at 1:21 am

I also got weird messages.
Either:
WARNING: Cannot bind argument to parameter 'null' because it is an empty string
or
WARNING: The property 'LocalName' cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.
With the latter, install actually fails and the warning is duplicated with an error message.

This is apparently a regression in NuGet package provider 2.8.5.202, because removing 202 and installing specifically 201 fixes these issues

January 13, 2016 at 2:53 am

I can agree to that.

I wanted to

Install-Module -Name MVA_DSC_2015_DAY1

due to training purposes, which failed in the same way. After deleting the directories under:

$env:ProgramFiles\PackageManagement\ProviderAssemblies\nuget
$env:LOCALAPPDATA\PackageManagement\ProviderAssemblies\nuget

where nuget was located and installing another version

install-packageprovider -name NuGet -minimumversion 2.8.5.201 -maximumversion 2.8.5.201 -force

everything was fine.
Thanks for the tip.

January 13, 2016 at 3:04 am

Worked for me as well, thanks everyone for the assistance!