Our Blog

Update-Module – PackageManagement\Install-Package : Unable to find repository

I was installing newest version of my PSWinDocumentation module on Windows 2016 when I noticed I can't really get anything to update. I was getting message as below which seemed a bit weird because it was working few minutes ago and only thing I did is to change trust for PowerShellGallery.

Set-PSRepository -Name 'PSGallery' -InstallationPolicy Trusted
What isn't working?

PackageManagement\Install-Package : Unable to find repository ‘https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2/'. Use Get-PSRepository to see all available repositories.
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\2.0.1\PSModule.psm1:13000 char:20
+ … $sid = PackageManagement\Install-Package @PSBoundParameters
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Microsoft.Power….InstallPackage:InstallPackage) [Install-Package], Exception
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : SourceNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.InstallPackage

PackageManagement\Install-Package : Unable to find repository 'https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2/'. Use Get-PSRepository to see all available repositories.
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\2.0.1\PSModule.psm1:13000 char:20
+ ...           $sid = PackageManagement\Install-Package @PSBoundParameters
+                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Microsoft.Power....InstallPackage:InstallPackage) [Install-Package], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : SourceNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.InstallPackage

Trying suggested way I've verified that PSGallery settings are actually correct and as expected.

What was even weirder Install-Module worked as designed.

PS C:\Windows\system32> update-module pswindocumentation
PackageManagement\Install-Package : Unable to find repository 'https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2/'. Use
Get-PSRepository to see all available repositories.
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\2.0.1\PSModule.psm1:13000 char:20
+ ...           $sid = PackageManagement\Install-Package @PSBoundParameters
+                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Microsoft.Power....InstallPackage:InstallPackage) [Install-Package], Ex
   ception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : SourceNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.InstallPackage

PS C:\Windows\system32> install-module pswindocumentation
PS C:\Windows\system32> install-module pswindocumentation -force
PS C:\Windows\system32>

How can I fix it?

While I've finally fixed this issue I'm not sure which of the steps I did had the right impact. Therefore… worst case scenario … do it all.

Unregister and Register PowerShell Gallery

This actually unregisters PowerShellGallery and registers it back.

Unregister-PSRepository -Name 'PSGallery'
Register-PSRepository -Default
Uninstall PowerShellGet module, install it back

Uninstall-Module PowerShellGet
Install-Module PowerShellGet -Force

This is my top choice to fix this. I actually did this couple of times with closing PowerShell window and without getting always same message. Finally I went for reboot. Which makes sense because the very package responsible for updating was busy updating.

Finally Reboot

As with any critical system problems a reboot is good way to have a clean start. Some settings can't update while system is running.

Tags: , , , ,

This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work! Please upgrade today!