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5.2.0 | Updated: 03 Aug 2016



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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install LibreOffice Help Pack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade LibreOffice Help Pack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall LibreOffice Help Pack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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2. Setup Your Environment

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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade libreoffice-help -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 libreoffice-help -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install libreoffice-help
    name: libreoffice-help
    version: '5.2.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'libreoffice-help' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.2.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller libreoffice-help
    Name     = "libreoffice-help"
    Version  = "5.2.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'libreoffice-help':
  ensure   => '5.2.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 03 Aug 2016.


This package installs the help pack for LibreOffice, the free and open source office suite.

It installs the LibreOffice Help Pack in the first language which matches this list:

  1. Install arguments override parameter if present, e.g. choco install libreoffice-help -installArgs l=es
    To get a list of all available locales have a look at this folder:
  2. If libreoffice-help is already installed: the same language as the already installed libreoffice-help. If more than one LibreOffice Help Packs are already installed, this package updates all of them.
  3. The Windows language of the current user account.
  4. If libreoffice-help is not available in one of the previous languages, it defaults to “en-US”.
    It is also possible to install multiple Help Packs. To achieve that, install them like this: choco install libreoffice-help -force -installArgs l=<languageCode>

$scriptDir = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$matchLanguagePath = Join-Path $scriptDir 'matchLanguage.ps1'
$loHelpIsAlreadyInstalled = Join-Path $scriptDir 'loHelpIsAlreadyInstalled.ps1'

Import-Module $matchLanguagePath
Import-Module $loHelpIsAlreadyInstalled

$packageName = 'libreoffice-help'
$fileType = 'msi'
$version = '5.2.0'
$silentArgs = '/passive /norestart'

function getInstallLanguageOverride($installArguments) {
  $argumentMap = ConvertFrom-StringData $installArguments
  $langFromInstallArgs = $argumentMap.Item('l')
  return $langFromInstallArgs

function getLangOfExistentInstall() {
  $majorVersion = $version -replace '(^\d).+', '$1'
  $helpInstallPath32 = "$env:ProgramFiles\LibreOffice $majorVersion\help"
  $helpInstallPath64 = "${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\LibreOffice $majorVersion\help"

  if (Test-Path $helpInstallPath32) {
    return (Get-ChildItem $helpInstallPath32 | ?{ $_.PSIsContainer }).Name

  if (Test-Path $helpInstallPath64) {
    return (Get-ChildItem $helpInstallPath64 | ?{ $_.PSIsContainer }).Name

  return $null

# Language detection
$urlDownloadLinks = "$version/win/x86/"
$htmlDownloadLinks = "$env:TEMP\libreoffice-help-download-links.html"

Get-ChocolateyWebFile 'libreoffice-help-download-links' $htmlDownloadLinks $urlDownloadLinks

$htmlLinksContent = Get-Content $htmlDownloadLinks
Remove-Item $htmlDownloadLinks

$regex = '(?<=helppack_)[\-a-zA-Z]{2,}(?=\.msi">)'

$matchObject = [regex]::Matches($htmlLinksContent, $regex)

# Language matching with matchLanguage function
$availableLangs = @()

foreach ($singleMatch in $matchObject) {
  $availableLangs += $singleMatch.Value

$installOverride = getInstallLanguageOverride $installArguments
$ofExistentInstall = getLangOfExistentInstall
$fallback = 'en-US'

$language = matchLanguage $availableLangs $installOverride $ofExistentInstall $fallback

# if multiple language packs in different are already install,
# update all of them, otherwise update/install only the matched language
if (($ofExistentInstall -is [System.Array]) -and ($installOverride -eq $null)) {
  foreach ($existentLang in $ofExistentInstall) {
    $url = "${version}/win/x86/LibreOffice_${version}_Win_x86_helppack_${existentLang}.msi"

    # If LibreOffice Help Pack with the same version as the package version is not already installed,
    # download and install the Help Pack of the existent language
    if (-not(loHelpIsAlreadyInstalled 'LibreOffice' $version $existentLang)) {
      Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName $existentLang" $fileType $silentArgs $url
    } else {
      Write-Output "LibreOffice Help Pack $version ($existentLang) is already installed."
} else {
  # Download of libreoffice-help with the right version and language
  $url = "${version}/win/x86/LibreOffice_${version}_Win_x86_helppack_${language}.msi"

  # If LibreOffice Help Pack with the same version as the package version is not already installed,
  # download and install the Help Pack of the matched
  if (-not(loHelpIsAlreadyInstalled 'LibreOffice' $version $language)) {
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $url
  } else {
    Write-Output "LibreOffice Help Pack $version ($language) is already installed."
function loHelpIsAlreadyInstalled {
  param([string]$keyName, [string]$version, [string]$language)

  $registryDirsArray = @('HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall', 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall')

  foreach ($registryDir in $registryDirsArray) {

    if (Test-Path $registryDir) {
      Get-ChildItem -Force -Path $registryDir | foreach {
        $currentKey = (Get-ItemProperty -Path $_.PsPath)
        if ($currentKey -match $keyName -and $currentKey -match $version) {
          if ($currentKey.Comments -match "LibreOffice [\d\.]+ Help Pack \($language\)") {
            return $currentKey

  return $null
Function matchLanguage($availableLangs, $installOverride = '', $ofExistentInstall = '', $fallback = 'en-US') {

  $detectedLangs = @{
    installOverride = $installOverride
    ofExistentInstall = $ofExistentInstall
    winUiOverride = $null
    listFirst = $null
    fromCulture = $null
    fallback = $fallback

  $detectedLangsOrder = @('installOverride', 'ofExistentInstall', 'winUiOverride', 'listFirst', 'fromCulture', 'fallback')

  # Get get language override for user account if present. Overriding the language is possible from the control panel
  if (Get-Command Get-WinUILanguageOverride -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
    $detectedLangs.winUiOverride = (Get-WinUILanguageOverride).Name

  # Get the first language from the user account language list. If the language override is not set, this is the
  # actual language of the current user account
  if (Get-Command Get-WinUserLanguageList -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
    $detectedLangs.listFirst = (Get-WinUserLanguageList)[0].LanguageTag

  # The language from Get-Culture is not the actual UI language, only the locale format. I use this because on Windows 7
  # there seems no other possibility to get the system or user UI language.
  $detectedLangs.fromCulture = (Get-Culture).Name

  # Loop over detected languages and for each detected language, loop over the available language
  # and return the first matched language
  foreach ($key in $detectedLangsOrder) {

    $langTwoLetter = $detectedLangs[$key] -replace "-[A-Z]+", ''

    foreach ($availableLang in $availableLangs) {

      if ($detectedLangs[$key] -contains $availableLang) {
        return $availableLang

      if ($langTwoLetter -contains $availableLang) {
        return $availableLang

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