Symbols packages appear in search results


One of my customers was pushing symbols packages to the same repository as the actual NuGet packages. Since the update to v2.1 of the NuGet vsix, these symbols packages appeared in the search results of the Update packages dialog (with option include prerelease = on). Not sure if this is a regression or not, but as symbols packages aren't intended to be installed this way, I think this is a bug.

PS: I know the easy solution is to obviously move the symbols packages to some other location :)
Closed Feb 2, 2013 at 12:25 AM by dotnetjunky
this is by design


dotnetjunky wrote Feb 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Can you explain what package you have installed and what package shows up as update?

XavierDecoster wrote Feb 1, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Sorry this wasn't clear in the issue description. It doesn't concern any particular package from the NuGet.org feed.

This issue occurs on an on-premise network share being queried from within Visual Studio (hosting company-made packages). So not a feed, no Gallery, no NuGet.org, but a plain simple network share as a package source.

dotnetjunky wrote Feb 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM

This is by design. NuGet treats symbol packages just as a normal packages. That's why it shows up in the search results. I think this is a small inconvenience but it doesn't warrant a fix.