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Last Update:

02 Jun 2015

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Software Author(s):

  • Red Hat
  • Inc.




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1.2.0 | Updated: 02 Jun 2015



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cyg-get 1.2.0

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install cyg-get, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade cyg-get, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall cyg-get, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

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 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 cyg-get -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.2.0'" [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 cyg-get -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.2.0'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install cyg-get
    name: cyg-get
    version: '1.2.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'cyg-get' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.2.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller cyg-get
    Name     = "cyg-get"
    Version  = "1.2.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'cyg-get':
  ensure   => '1.2.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 02 Jun 2015.


A utility to install Cygwin ( packages and their dependencies.

Cygwin is a Linux environment for Windows.

You may provide a single package name or a comma separated list of package names to install.

e.g. cyg-get openssh or cyg-get git gitk git-completion

For a default installation of Cygwin, call 'cyg-get default'

$path = Join-Path $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) 'cyg-get.ps1'

Install-ChocolateyPowershellCommand 'cyg-get' $path
  [parameter(Position=0, ValueFromRemainingArguments=$true)]
  [string[]]$packageNames = @(),
  [switch]$upgrade = $false,
  [alias("?","h")][switch]$help = $false,
  [string]$proxy = $null,
  [string]$arch = $null,
  [switch]$notSilent = $false,
  [switch]$noAdmin = $false,
  [switch]$desktop = $false,
  [switch]$startMenu = $false

$DebugPreference = "SilentlyContinue"
if ($PSBoundParameters['Debug']) {
  $DebugPreference = "Continue";

if ($help -or $packageNames -join '|' -eq '/?') {
  Write-Host "To run please specify `'cyg-get packageName`'."
  Write-Host "You can also specify a list of packages like this: `'cyg-get package1 package2 packageN`'."
  Write-Host "Optional params: -upgrade"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -proxy host:port"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -arch x86_64 or x86"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -noadmin"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -desktop"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -startmenu"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -debug"
} elseif ($packageNames -eq $null -or $packageNames -eq '' -or $packageNames.Count -eq 0 ) {
  Write-Warning 'Please specify a package or list of packages. Run -help or /? for more information.'
} else {
  $local_key =  'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Cygwin\setup'
  $local_key6432 =  'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Cygwin\setup'

  try {

    $cygRoot = @($local_key, $local_key6432) | ?{Test-Path $_} | Get-ItemProperty | Select-Object -ExpandProperty rootdir
    if ($cygRoot -eq $null) {
      throw "Cygwin install not found"

    $cygwinsetup = "$cygRoot\cygwinsetup.exe"
    $cygLocalPackagesDir = join-path $cygRoot packages
    $cygInstallPackageList = $packageNames -join ','

    $cygArgs = "--root $cygRoot --local-package-dir $cygLocalPackagesDir --download"

    $windowStyle = 'Minimized'
    if (!$notSilent) {
      $cygArgs +=" --quiet-mode"
    } else {
      $cygArgs +=" --package-manager"
      $windowStyle = 'Normal'

    if ($upgrade) {
      $cygArgs +=" --upgrade-also"

    if ($proxy -ne $null -and $proxy -ne '') {
      Write-Debug "Adding optional proxy value '$proxy'"
      $cygArgs +=" --proxy '$proxy'"

    if ($noAdmin) {
      Write-Debug "Setting --no-admin"
      $cygArgs +=" --no-admin"
    #else {
      #Write-Debug "Ensure --wait for admin mode (if enforced)"
      #$cygArgs +=" --wait"

    if (!$desktop) {
      Write-Debug "Ensuring --no-desktop"
      $cygArgs +=" --no-desktop"

    if (!$startMenu) {
      Write-Debug "Ensuring --no-startmenu"
      $cygArgs +=" --no-startmenu"

    if ($arch -ne $null -and $arch -ne '') {
      Write-Debug "Adding optional architecture value '$arch'"
      $cygArgs +=" --arch $arch"

    $cygArgs +=" --packages $cygInstallPackageList"

    Write-Host "Attempting to install cygwin packages: $cygInstallPackageList"
    Write-Debug "$cygwinsetup $cygArgs"
    Start-Process -FilePath $cygwinsetup -ArgumentList $cygArgs -Wait -WindowStyle $windowStyle
  catch {
    Write-Error "Please ensure you have Cygwin installed. To install please `ncall 'choco install cygwin' (optionally add -y to autoconfirm). `nERROR: $($_.Exception.Message)"

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cyg-get 1.1.1 5112 Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Approved
cyg-get 1.1.0 1409 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Unknown
cyg-get 1.0.7 1109 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Unknown
cyg-get 1.0.6 598 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Unknown
cyg-get 1.0.5 1734 Monday, May 21, 2012 Unknown
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