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Software Author(s):

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  • Hannah Wolfe

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To upgrade ghost, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall ghost, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade ghost -y --source="'STEP 3 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 ghost -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure ghost installed
    name: ghost
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'ghost' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: ghost,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ghost
   Name     = 'ghost'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ghost':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install ghost version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 27 Nov 2014.


Ghost is a simple, powerful publishing platform that allows you to share your stories with the world. This Chocolatey package will install
Ghost as a Windows service.

var Service = require('node-windows').Service;

// Create a new service object
var svc = new Service({
  description: 'The Ghost Blogging Platform.',
  script: require('path').join(__dirname,'index.js')

// Listen for the "install" event, which indicates the
// process is available as a service.

var Service = require('node-windows').Service;

// Create a new service object
var svc = new Service({
  script: require('path').join(__dirname,'index.js')

// Listen for the "uninstall" event so we know when it's done.
  console.log('Uninstall complete.');
  console.log('The service exists: ',svc.exists);

// Uninstall the service.
// # Ghost bootloader
// Orchestrates the loading of Ghost
// When run from command line.
var express,

// Make sure dependencies are installed and file system permissions are correct.

// Proceed with startup
express = require('express');
ghost = require('./core');
errors = require('./core/server/errors');

// Create our parent express app instance.
parentApp = express();

ghost().then(function (ghostServer) {
    // Mount our ghost instance on our desired subdirectory path if it exists.
    parentApp.use(ghostServer.config.paths.subdir, ghostServer.rootApp);

    // Let ghost handle starting our server instance.
}).catch(function (err) {
    errors.logErrorAndExit(err, err.context,;
    "name"        : "ghost",
    "version"     : "0.5.5",
    "description" : "Just a blogging platform.",
    "author"      : "Ghost Foundation",
    "homepage"    : "",
    "keywords"    : [
    "repository"  : {
        "type": "git",
        "url": "git://"
    "bugs"        : "",
    "contributors": "",
    "licenses"    : [
            "type": "MIT",
            "url": ""
    "main": "./core/index",
    "scripts": {
        "start": "node index",
        "test": "./node_modules/.bin/grunt validate --verbose"
    "engines": {
        "node": "~0.10.0"
    "engineStrict": true,
    "dependencies": {
        "bcryptjs": "2.0.2",
        "bluebird": "2.3.10",
        "body-parser": "1.8.2",
        "bookshelf": "0.7.9",
        "busboy": "0.2.8",
        "cheerio": "0.17.0",
        "colors": "0.6.2",
        "compression": "1.2.0",
        "connect-slashes": "1.2.0",
        "downsize": "0.0.5",
        "express": "4.10.2",
        "express-hbs": "0.7.11",
        "fs-extra": "0.12.0",
        "html-to-text": "1.0.0",
        "knex": "0.7.3",
        "lodash": "2.4.1",
        "moment": "2.8.3",
        "morgan": "1.3.1",
        "node-uuid": "1.4.1",
        "nodemailer": "0.7.1",
        "oauth2orize": "1.0.1",
        "passport": "0.2.0",
        "passport-http-bearer": "1.0.1",
        "passport-oauth2-client-password": "0.1.1",
        "request": "2.47.0",
        "rss": "1.0.0",
        "semver": "4.1.0",
        "showdown-ghost": "0.3.4",
        "sqlite3": "3.0.2",
        "unidecode": "0.1.3",
        "validator": "3.22.1",
        "xml": "0.0.12",
        "node-windows": "0.1.7"
    "optionalDependencies": {
        "mysql": "2.1.1",
        "pg.js": "3.6.2"
    "devDependencies": {
        "blanket": "~1.1.6",
        "bower": "~1.3.10",
        "grunt": "~0.4.5",
        "grunt-cli": "~0.1.13",
        "grunt-autoprefixer": "1.0.1",
        "grunt-concat-sourcemap": "~0.4.3",
        "grunt-contrib-clean": "~0.6.0",
        "grunt-contrib-compress": "~0.11.0",
        "grunt-contrib-concat": "~0.5.0",
        "grunt-contrib-copy": "~0.5.0",
        "grunt-contrib-jshint": "~0.10.0",
        "grunt-contrib-uglify": "~0.6.0",
        "grunt-contrib-watch": "~0.6.1",
        "grunt-docker": "~0.0.8",
        "grunt-ember-templates": "~0.4.23",
        "grunt-es6-module-transpiler": "~0.6.0",
        "grunt-express-server": "~0.4.19",
        "grunt-jscs": "~0.8.1",
        "grunt-mocha-cli": "~1.11.0",
        "grunt-sass": "~0.16.1",
        "grunt-shell": "~1.1.1",
        "grunt-update-submodules": "~0.4.1",
        "matchdep": "~0.3.0",
        "nock": "0.47.0",
        "require-dir": "~0.1.0",
        "rewire": "~2.1.0",
        "should": "~4.0.4",
        "sinon": "~1.10.3",
        "supertest": "~0.13.0",
        "top-gh-contribs": "0.0.2"
# Install Zip
$packageName = "ghost"
$serviceName = "Ghost"
$packageVersion = "0.5.5"

# Build postUnzipDir could clean this up later with Join-Path
$packageDir = ($env:ChocolateyInstall + "\lib\" + $packageName + "." + $packageVersion)
$dest = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$configDir = Join-Path $packageDir "config"
$url = ""
$url64 = $url
$checksum = '066B9A1377128C325829657FE7441BCE'
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$dest" "$url64" -checksum $checksum
# Copy over special configuration files
Copy-Item $configDir\* $dest -Force

# Install the node_modules via npm
Write-Host "Installing node modules."
cd $dest
npm config set loglevel silent
npm install --production
npm config set loglevel warn

# Create the windows service
Write-Host "Creating the service for `'$packageName`' with the name of `'$serviceName`'"
node .\CreateService.js

Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
$dest = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)

$packageName = "ghost"
$packageVersion = "0.5.5"
$serviceName = "Ghost"
$zipFileName = ""
$packagesDir = ($env:ChocolateyInstall + "\lib\")
$fullPackageName = ($packageName + "." + $packageVersion)

Write-Host "Stopping the service `'$serviceName`'."
sc.exe stop $serviceName

cd $dest
Write-Host "Removing the service named `'$serviceName`'."
node .\DeleteService.js

Write-Host "Removing files."
Remove-Item $packagesDir\$fullPackageName -Recurse -Force

Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName

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ghost 0.5.5 331 Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Approved
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