This is about a couple issues I found just after deciding to give NuPack a go, and what to do if you see them.
Add Package References - unloaded projects
After installing, I tried the Add Package References on an existing small solution. There it crashed. This wasn’t the same scenario described at Yet Another Debugging Tale – Visual Studio Disappearing, since the classic Solution Explorer was used and at least I got the closing notification during the crash.
A quick look at the solution I had opened revealed the likely cause: a couple projects in the solution that could not be loaded. So I quickly confirmed it, removed those projects and tried again, problem gone. Bug reported.
Package Manager Console reports TypeLoadException
When opening the console you see the below:
The trace is a big tell here, since it mentions PowerShell right there. Searched and installed Power Shell, and I had an operational console. Specifically I used: Windows Management Framework Core package which contains PowerShell 2.