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28 Aug 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Rakudo Star Team


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Rakudo *

2020.05.1 | Updated: 28 Aug 2020



Downloads of v 2020.05.1:


Software Author(s):

  • Rakudo Star Team

Rakudo * 2020.05.1

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


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


To uninstall Rakudo *, 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 rakudostar -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 rakudostar -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 rakudostar installed
    name: rakudostar
    state: present
    version: 2020.05.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'rakudostar' do
  action    :install
  version  '2020.05.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: rakudostar,
    Version: 2020.05.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller rakudostar
   Name     = 'rakudostar'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2020.05.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'rakudostar':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2020.05.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install rakudostar version="2020.05.1" 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 30 Aug 2020.


A useful and usable production distribution of Raku

The Rakudo Star distribution (aka Rakudo *) combines a Rakudo compiler with additional resources including a selection of modules.

This chocolatey package defaults to the MoarVM.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'rakudostar'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url64      = ''
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'msi'
  url64bit      = $url64

  softwareName  = 'rakudo*'

  checksum64    = 'abbe7e346f617ff34ec5c5cb4f31f3b106e0ff4018d53a560849254aab2386d5'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

$packageName = 'rakudostar'
$softwareName = 'rakudostar*'
$installerType = 'MSI'

$silentArgs = '/qn /norestart'
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
if ($installerType -ne 'MSI') {
  $validExitCodes = @(0)

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % {
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    if ($installerType -eq 'MSI') {
      $silentArgs = "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs"

      $file = ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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Announce: Rakudo Star Release 2020.05.1

Rakudo Star

This is Rakudo Star, an enhanced distribution of Rakudo for the Raku language.

This package has no dependencies.

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