Downloads of v 3.0-rc1:


Last Update:

30 May 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Keisuke Nishida
  • Roger While
  • Simon Sobisch
  • Sergey Kashyrin
  • Ron Norman


gnu cobol gnucobol opencobol compiler


This is a prerelease version of GnuCOBOL.

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3.0-rc1 | Updated: 30 May 2018



Downloads of v 3.0-rc1:



Software Author(s):

  • Keisuke Nishida
  • Roger While
  • Simon Sobisch
  • Sergey Kashyrin
  • Ron Norman

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GnuCOBOL 3.0-rc1

This is a prerelease version of GnuCOBOL.

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To install GnuCOBOL, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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


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


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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

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2. Setup Your Environment

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Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade gnucobol -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.0-rc1'" --prerelease [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 gnucobol -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.0-rc1'" --prerelease

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install gnucobol
    name: gnucobol
    version: '3.0-rc1'
    state: present
    allow_prerelease: yes

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'gnucobol' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.0-rc1'
  options  '--prerelease'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller gnucobol
    Name        = "gnucobol"
    Version     = "3.0-rc1"
    Source      = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
    chocoParams = "--prerelease"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'gnucobol':
  ensure          => '3.0-rc1',
  install_options => ['--prerelease'],
  provider        => 'chocolatey',
  source          => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL) is a free COBOL compiler. cobc translates COBOL source to executable using intermediate C, designated C compiler and linker.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'GnuCOBOL'
$distDir    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $distDir
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url

  softwareName  = 'GnuCOBOL*'

  checksum      = '26B4BCFE51119A0D17790B12088132A2'
  checksumType  = 'md5'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
GnuCOBOL 3.1.2 169 Thursday, March 25, 2021 Approved
GnuCOBOL 3.1.1 161 Friday, December 11, 2020 Approved
GnuCOBOL 3.1-rc1 140 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Exempted
GnuCOBOL 3.0-rc1 487 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Exempted
GnuCOBOL 2.2 885 Thursday, October 26, 2017 Approved
GnuCOBOL 2.2-rc 361 Thursday, August 24, 2017 Exempted
GnuCOBOL 2.0-rc2 367 Sunday, April 2, 2017 Exempted

This package has no dependencies.

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