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Special characters on package name

asked 2016-01-13 07:41:56 -0600

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updated 2016-01-15 00:37:47 -0600

I'm trying to install Skype to Windows using package type:

 package { 'Skype[TM symbol here] 7.5':
              ensure     => "$skype_version",
              source     => "$fileserver\\$skype_installer",

This installs Skype. But Skype gets installed with like name like this: Skype[Trademark symbol] 7.5

This is how program name appears on Windows list of installed programs: image description

Because of this Puppet thinks that Skype is not installed and tries to reinstall it on every run.

How can I write this Trademark symbol to the package name on Puppet manifest so that would know that the package already exists?

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I would need to see your code. I can't see from this where the 'Trademark symbol' is being entered.

Alex Harvey gravatar imageAlex Harvey ( 2016-01-13 20:25:59 -0600 )edit

Ok, I tried to clarify it and updated the post.

Puppet-user gravatar imagePuppet-user ( 2016-01-14 00:27:08 -0600 )edit

I understand now, unfortunately I don't know.

Alex Harvey gravatar imageAlex Harvey ( 2016-01-15 06:04:34 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-01-19 14:01:54 -0600

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updated 2016-01-19 14:02:28 -0600

It's likely done with the unicode TM (™) symbol. So you'd need to make sure your file is saved in a UTF format and use the TM symbol. I can't tell from the description if you're doing that.

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Thanks, changing the file format allowed to Puppet to recognise the symobol.

Puppet-user gravatar imagePuppet-user ( 2016-01-26 02:21:49 -0600 )edit

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