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Downloads:

3,348

Downloads of v 0.0.1:

3,348

Last Update:

27 Nov 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • bcurran3

Tags:

bcurran3 choco cinst nupkg winconfig chocolateasy

(unofficial) Install Chocolatey Packages from your Web Browser (Config)

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0.0.1 | Updated: 27 Nov 2018

Downloads:

3,348

Downloads of v 0.0.1:

3,348

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • bcurran3

(unofficial) Install Chocolatey Packages from your Web Browser (Config) 0.0.1

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install (unofficial) Install Chocolatey Packages from your Web Browser (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade (unofficial) Install Chocolatey Packages from your Web Browser (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall (unofficial) Install Chocolatey Packages from your Web Browser (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig
  win_chocolatey:
    name: choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig
    version: '0.0.1'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.0.1'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig
{
    Name     = "choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig"
    Version  = "0.0.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig':
  ensure   => '0.0.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 29 Nov 2018.

Description

Do you want to install Chocolatey packages from your web browser?

You just found the easy way!

"This is the first package that every new Chocolatey user should install. Works great with Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. WOW!" - Anonymous Chocolatey User

WHO IS THIS FOR?

choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig is designed for those who aren't comfortable with the Command Prompt or just don't like to type much. choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig allows you to install Chocolatey packages by simply downloading them from your web browser. choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig is also useful to support professionals who know the difficulty of getting end users to type in commands correctly, now you can give them a URL to click and have a Chocolatey package installed!

If you like the convienance of this package, you should also check out (unofficial) Chocolatey Shortcuts (Config).

HOW DOES IT WORK?

choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig configures Windows to automatically open Chocolatey packages (.nupkg files) using Chocolatey's cinst.exe ("choco install" shim) program. choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig also sets cinst.exe to always run as administrator which is necessary for most packages.

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Browse to chocolatey.org.
  2. Search for a package you want to install.
  3. Click the result link to view the package page.
  4. Find the Package Specific column on the left and click the Download link.
  5. Wait (seconds) for it to download and...
  6. Browser examples: Chrome | Firefox | Opera

Easy peasy, Chocolateasy!

WARNING: Only install one package at a time until such time as Chocolatey v1.x is released. (REFERENCE)

If you find choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig useful, please consider donating:
https://www.paypal.me/bcurran3donations or become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/bcurran3


tools\.SkipAutoUninstaller
 
tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig'
$pp          = Get-PackageParameters

# Set Windows to auto-run .nupkg files with cinst.exe
New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
New-Item -Path "HKCR:" -Name ".nupkg" –Force | Out-Null
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCR:\.nupkg"-Name "(Default)" -Value "nupkg_auto_file"
New-Item -Path "HKCR:" -Name "nupkg_auto_file" –Force | Out-Null
New-Item -Path "HKCR:\nupkg_auto_file" -Name "shell" –Force | Out-Null
New-Item -Path "HKCR:\nupkg_auto_file\shell" -Name "open" –Force | Out-Null
New-Item -Path "HKCR:\nupkg_auto_file\shell\open" -Name "command" –Force | Out-Null
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCR:\nupkg_auto_file\shell\open\command" -Name "(Default)" -Value """$env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\cinst.exe"" %1 %2 %3 %4 %5" | Out-Null

# Set cinst.exe compatibility to "Run this program as an administrator" for all users
Write-Host "  * "$packageName": Configuring for all users of $env:COMPUTERNAME."  -foreground magenta
New-Item -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" -Name "AppCompatFlags" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
New-Item -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags" -Name "Layers" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" -Name "$env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\cinst.exe" -Value "RUNASADMIN" | Out-Null
tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig'
$pp          = Get-PackageParameters

New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
Remove-Item -Path "HKCR:nupkg_auto_file" -Recurse –Force | Out-Null
Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers\" -Name "$env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\cinst.exe" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null

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