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Windows error after install.

asked 2013-12-18 04:23:39 -0600

DavePup gravatar image

updated 2013-12-18 06:19:35 -0600

Hi All - I've just installed puppet on my PC (Windows 7 Enterprise) and I'm getting the attached when I try and run the puppet resource command

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I've installed using the puppet-3.3.1.msi (after getting the same error with 3.3.2). I've searched for this error but to no avail. Did anyobody else see this? Thanks in advance

Edit: I've been able to apply a manifest but a symptom is that takes a long time (prob 2mins) to apply the simple file-1.pp manifest from the leanring puppet guide.

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Are you able to inspect single resources? e.g. `puppet resource service pe-puppet`

gabe_sky gravatar imagegabe_sky ( 2014-01-08 18:08:03 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-02-20 11:53:38 -0600

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Prior to 3.3.x, we've had a number of issues with the win32-dir gem when running on non en_US locales, specifically with Windows 7 and 8, e.g. . But this particular issue I suspect is that you may have a service name or description that contains a character that cannot be converted to a wide-character string. Can you run with --trace and file a ticket with the included backtrace?

Also, note that specifying a single resource name won't help because the win32-service gem always enumerates all services, and then we select ... (more)

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We actually fixed this exact problem I believe and released in Puppet 3.7.0

rob gravatar imagerob ( 2014-10-03 22:12:06 -0600 )edit

Sorry to take so long to get back to you on this (swiped into another prejoect!) but yes can confirm fixed in 3.7.3

DavePup gravatar imageDavePup ( 2015-01-27 11:41:01 -0600 )edit

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