Updates don`t work in 7.6.1 PlugIn-Admin

  • Hi,
    I updated yesterday from 7.6 to 7.6.1 and moved my PlugIns like written on the site "Move all %LOCALAPPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\ (except “Config” folder) to %PROGRAMDATA%\Notepad++\plugins."

    I can use all PlugIns and PlugIn-Admin find them, too. PlugIn-Admin also show some Updates for my PlugIns.
    If I try to update the PlugIns, Npp show the normal MessageBox, Close and ReOpen after some time. If I open PlugIn-Admin again there are still the same UIpdates and the installed PlugIns show still the old versions.
    Is there any known bug in “new” PlugIn-Admin?

    Win 7 64bit
    Npp 7.6.1 64bit

  • DspellCheck and Mimetool updates work for me. Have you tried to update one of these?

    Could you provide N++ debug infos, see https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/15739/faq-desk-request-for-help-without-sufficient-information-to-help-you

  • I ran into issues too after upgrading to 7.6.1, so I uninstalled it and removed the folders in several places (program files/programdata/appdata local) and reinstalled the 64-bit version from scratch, but still the same issue. When I tried to install updates or new plugins a restart was required, but it immediately restarted np++ without any error messages and nothing was changed, no updates and no new plugins were installed.

    After trying back and forth several times to different locations and also tried the second checkbox in the last dialog of the installer to no avail I thought I should try to run outside of our corporate network (which is behind a proxy) and then it worked as it should with a default install. After adding/updating plugins it took longer to restart and after the restart the plugins were there :-)

    However my plugins now seem to recide in c:\ProgramData aka %PROGRAMDATA%, not in %LOCALAPPDATA% (or as previously in the program files folder), but at least things work.

    A bit strange since it seems to be able to use the proxy to download the list of plugins and can check what plugins needs to be updated, but can’t do the update itself.

    I hope that this proxy issues will be fixed in the next version because at work we’re using some PulseSecure app to automatically connect to the corporate network through VPN when logging in from outside and while I still can kill the service most people at our company doesn’t have enough permissions to kill that process and thus have no way to connect to the internet without going through the company proxy.

  • @Tony Olsson :
    I am behind a proxy, too. So I think that is the reason for my problems.
    I hope it will be fixed in next version.

    I cannot install or update any plufins.

        Notepad++ v7.6.1   (64-bit)
        Build time : Dec 12 2018 - 01:22:05
        Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
        Admin mode : OFF
        Local Conf mode : OFF
        OS : Windows 7 (64-bit)
        Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll CSScriptNpp.dll DSpellCheck.dll HTMLTag.dll jN.dll JsMapParser.NppPlugin.dll mimeTools.dll      NppConverter.dll NPPJSONViewer.dll PluginManager.dll PoorMansTSqlFormatterNppPlugin.dll PythonScript.dll XMLTools.dll

  • Is there already any workaround to update PlugIns behind a proxy?
    Is it possible to update plugIns offline?

  • hi @SkodaRunner

    if you are using “plugins admin” to download your plugins, yo can set your proxy if you go to the notepad++ menu ? > set updater proxy.

    note: you can only set your proxy ip and port, there’s currently no option to enter credentials if your proxy needs any.

  • I can download the PlugIn-List, so Proxy seemes to work.
    Np++ restarts to update, but after restart nothing is updated.

    Tony Olsson described the problem very well, but I cannot connect to internet without company proxy

  • The built-in PluginAdmin is not downloading the pluginlist, but currently it is provided with the N++ installation. So if the list is available it doesn’t mean that the connection via proxy is working.
    The same update tool as for updating N++ itself is also used to download the plugins.

  • OK,
    update Np++ via PlugIn don`t work either. I have to download new versions from Homepage and then install it.

    Is there any workaround for PlugIns?
    Can you give me a list of URLs that has to be whitelisted?

  • @SkodaRunner

    most, but not all of the plugins are located at github and sourceforge, if this might help you.

    you can find all plugins admin urls for 64 bit plugins here >>> pl.x64.json <<< at github,
    and all 32 bit plugin urls here >>> pl.x86.json <<<

  • Thanks,
    can you give me the URL witch is needed to download PlugIn-List as well?
    So I can whitelist it, too.

  • @SkodaRunner

    currently the plugin list is not updated or downloaded at all, but it’s wrapped into nppPluginList.dll, which is a static part of the installer and the portable version.

    you will only get a new list, if a new version of notepad++ is released.

    you can find your current plugins list in %ProgramData%\Notepad++\plugins\Config\nppPluginList.dll (notepad++ 7.6.1 and 7.6.2, x86 and x64)
    %ProgramFiles%\Notepad++\plugins\Config\nppPluginList.dll (notepad++ 7.6.3, x64)
    %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Notepad++\plugins\Config\nppPluginList.dll (notepad++ 7.6.3, x86)

  • @Meta Chuh:
    But what if any PlugIn has an Update between 2 Np+±Releases?
    Arn`t there any Info for Np++ that a new Version of the PlugIn can be downloaded?

  • @SkodaRunner ,

    it’s just a short-term situation. The long-term goal is for NPP to occasionally check for updates in the nppPluginList.dll and download a new copy if it needs to. But the developer wanted to get all the Plugin Admin decisions nailed down and bugs worked out before doing that feature. Hopefully, it will come in the near future. But @Meta-Chuh described the way it is for now.

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