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How to make sure software is installed on windows?

asked 2013-04-10 13:52:06 -0500

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updated 2013-04-10 13:55:57 -0500

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Hello. I created a simple puppet module that will install Mathematica on machines. After first run, all machines got Mathematica installed. Upon rerun of the agent it seems to be reinstalling the package again. Is there a reason why this is happening? The name of the package is the one that is given in the uninstall program Name. What am I doing incorrectly that is making this happen to the module?

package { '"Wolfram Mathematica 9 (M-WIN-L 9.0.1 4055652)"':  
    ensure              => present,  
    source              => '\\mysource\M-WIN-L-9.0.1-4055652.exe',  
    provider            => windows,  
    install_options     => ['/verysilent'],
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answered 2013-04-11 12:07:13 -0500

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Figured it out. I had Quotes around the package name that didn't locate the package when checking to see if it is "present"

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Thanks for the follow-up.

Ancillas gravatar imageAncillas ( 2013-04-12 10:59:36 -0500 )edit

Marking this as the answer.

rob gravatar imagerob ( 2014-10-03 22:03:25 -0500 )edit

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