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chocolatey (25) Versions 0.5.0

Install Chocolatey on Windows

cookbook 'chocolatey', '= 0.5.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'chocolatey', '= 0.5.0'
knife supermarket install chocolatey
knife supermarket download chocolatey
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Install Chocolatey with the default recipe and manage packages with a handy resource/provider.



  • Windows
  • Chef 11.6 or greater


  • windows (~> 1.31)


As of Chocolatey version
the install directory for Chocolatey has changed from C:\Chocolatey to

More information can be gotten from the Chocolateywiki.


All attributes below are pre-pended with node['chocolatey']

Attribute Description Type Default
['url'] Chocolatey installation script URL String
['upgrade'] Whether to upgrade Chocolatey if it's already installed Boolean true
['install_vars']['chocolateyProxyLocation'] HTTPS proxy for Chocolatey install script String Chef::Config['https_proxy'] or ENV['https_proxy']
['install_vars']['chocolateyProxyUser'] Proxy user for authenticating proxies String nil
['install_vars']['chocolateyProxyPassword'] Proxy user password String nil
['install_vars']['chocolateyVersion'] Version of Chocolatey to install, e.g. '' String nil (download latest version)
['install_vars']['chocolateyDownloadUrl'] Chocolatey .nupkg file URL. Use this if you host an internal copy of the chocolatey.nupkg String nil (download from


  • chocolatey::default




  • install: Install a chocolatey package (default)
  • remove: Uninstall a chocolatey package
  • upgrade: Update a chocolatey package

Resource Properties

  • package: package to manage (default name)
  • source:
  • version: The version of the package to use.
  • args: arguments to the installation.


include_recipe 'chocolatey'

%w{sysinternals 7zip notepadplusplus GoogleChrome Console2}.each do |pack|
  chocolatey pack

%w{bash openssh grep}.each do |pack|
  chocolatey pack do
    source 'cygwin'

chocolatey 'wireshark' do
  version '1.12.6'
  action :install

chocolatey 'DotNet4.5'

chocolatey 'PowerShell'

License and Maintainer

Maintainer:: Guilhem Lettron (

License:: Apache 2.0

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windows ~> 1.38

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Changelog for Chocolatey cookbook

v0.5.0 (2015-11-09)

  • Refactored install script (and .kitchen.yml) to support installing Chocolatey in test-kitchen behind a proxy.
  • Download node['chocolatey']['Uri'] via remote_file resource instead of .net web client
  • Set chocolateyProxyLocation environment variable to Chef::Config['https_proxy'] if one is set before chocolatey install
  • Changed helpers module namespacing from: ChocolateyHelpers to Chocolatey::Helpers
  • Add ChefSpec unit tests
  • Add ServerSpec integration tests
  • Gemfile: bump foodcritic to 5.0 and Berkshelf to 4.0
  • Add ChefSpec matchers

v0.4.1 (2015-10-15)

  • Adds example how to install package with version
  • use the vanilla script resource to bypass 64bit interpreter builder introduced in Chef 12.5

v0.4.0 (2015-06-30)

  • Refactor script to download Chocolatey install script
  • Chocolatey install: add proxy support
  • fix for 64-bit chocolatey installs

v0.3.0 (2015-04-20)

  • Support for chocolatey >= 0.9.9
  • Make package name case insensitive

v0.2.0 (2014-09-24)

  • Allow spaces in the path to the "choco" command.
  • Update tests to use Rakefile
  • Support Chocolatey version
  • Support custom command line options when installing packages

v0.1.0 (2014-02-20)

  • Fix and tests

v0.0.5 (2013-04-30)

  • Initial release

Foodcritic Metric

0.5.0 passed this metric