Downloads of v 0.3.8:


Last Update:

23 Sep 2013

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • Jack Pearkes
  • Mark Peek


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0.3.8 | Updated: 23 Sep 2013



Downloads of v 0.3.8:



Software Author(s):

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • Jack Pearkes
  • Mark Peek

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Packer 0.3.8

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


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


To uninstall Packer, 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 packer -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 packer -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 packer installed
    name: packer
    state: present
    version: 0.3.8
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'packer' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.3.8'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: packer,
    Version: 0.3.8,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller packer
   Name     = 'packer'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.3.8'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'packer':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.3.8',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install packer version="0.3.8" 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 as a trusted package on 12 Aug 2015.


Packer is an open source tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer is lightweight, runs on every major operating system, and is highly performant, creating machine images for multiple platforms in parallel. Packer does not replace configuration management like Chef or Puppet. In fact, when building images, Packer is able to use tools like Chef or Puppet to install software onto the image.

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Packer 1.7.0 6996 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Approved
Packer 1.6.6 6417 Sunday, December 27, 2020 Approved
Packer 1.6.5 5819 Monday, November 2, 2020 Approved
Packer 1.6.4 2606 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Approved
Packer 1.6.3 2452 Saturday, September 26, 2020 Approved
Packer 1.6.2 4697 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Approved
Packer 1.6.1 3475 Monday, August 3, 2020 Approved
Packer 1.6.0 5109 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Approved
Packer 1.5.6 3490 Saturday, May 16, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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