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Last Update:

22 Mar 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Python Software Foundation


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Python 3.x

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3.6.1 | Updated: 22 Mar 2017



Downloads of v 3.6.1:


Software Author(s):

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Python 3.x 3.6.1

This is not the latest version of Python 3.x available.

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Needs to install some Windows updates if they are missing, however it doesn't know how to do that. The exit code is 23, which is a CRC error, so it is technically probably not even correct -


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install Python 3.x, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Python 3.x, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Python 3.x, 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 python3 -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 python3 -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 python3 installed
    name: python3
    state: present
    version: 3.6.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'python3' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.6.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: python3,
    Version: 3.6.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller python3
   Name     = 'python3'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.6.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'python3':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.6.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install python3 version="3.6.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 22 Mar 2017.


Python 3.x is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python 3.x and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs.

Package Parameters

  • /InstallDir - Installation directory

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the user of --params.
For example: --params '"/InstallDir:C:\tools\python2"'


  • This package installs the latest stable version of Python 3.x. It will install to Python 3.x to C:\Python3x.
  • This package is not intended to use with Chocolatey’s -x86 parameter. If you want a 32-bit Python 3.x on 64-bit systems, install the {{PackageName}}-x86_32 package instead. You can also install both. In that case you must manually adapt your .exe shims so that it picks the desired version when you invoke python.exe.

# This file should be identical for all python3* packages

$installDir  = '{0}\Python{1}' -f $Env:SystemDrive, ($Env:ChocolateyPackageVersion -replace '\.').Substring(0,2)
if ($Env:ChocolateyPackageParameters -match '/InstallDir:\s*(.+)') {
    $installDir = $Matches[1]
    if ($installDir.StartsWith("'") -or $installDir.StartsWith('"')){  $installDir = $installDir -replace '^.|.$' }
    #$parent = Split-Path $installDir
    mkdir -force $installDir -ea 0 | out-null

$params = @{
  packageName    = 'python3'
  fileType       = 'EXE'
  silentArgs     = '/quiet InstallAllUsers=1 PrependPath=1 TargetDir="{0}"' -f $installDir
  url            = ''
  url64Bit       = ''
  checksum       = '15dbc083264945ad1dcef8b0b712da41362f816f614acb60989541d8f426d845'
  checksum64     = '591922fbf5c4234b766dd672e539cba3d9a158e028e3c85c76bfec6ede56ded8'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'

# If the package is only intended for the 32-bit version, only pass
# the 32-bit version to the install package function.
if ($packageName -match 32) { $params.Remove('url64Bit'); $params.Remove('checksum64') }

Install-ChocolateyPackage @params
Write-Host "Installed to '$installDir'"

if (($Env:PYTHONHOME -ne $null) -and ($Env:PYTHONHOME -ne $InstallDir)) {
    Write-Warning "Environment variable PYTHONHOME points to different version: $Env:PYTHONHOME"

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Python 3.x 3.10.0-rc2 568 Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Approved
Python 3.x 3.10.0-rc1 1478 Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Approved
Python 3.x 3.10.0-b4 1353 Sunday, July 11, 2021 Approved
Python 3.x 3.10.0-b3 1024 Friday, June 18, 2021 Approved
Python 3.x 3.10.0-b2 931 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Approved
Python 3.x 3.10.0-b1 1274 Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Approved
Python 3.x 3.10.0-a7 1215 Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Approved
Python 3.x 3.10.0-a6 1677 Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Approved
Python 3.x 3.10.0-a5 1172 Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Approved
Python 3.x 3.10.0-a4 1431 Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Approved

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