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Last Update:

07 Jun 2022

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Software Author(s):

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5.6.6 | Updated: 07 Jun 2022



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Software Author(s):

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VisualGDB 5.6.6

This is not the latest version of VisualGDB available.

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires Visual Studio


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade visualgdb -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.6.6'" [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 visualgdb -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.6.6'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install visualgdb
    name: visualgdb
    version: '5.6.6'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'visualgdb' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.6.6'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller visualgdb
    Name     = "visualgdb"
    Version  = "5.6.6"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'visualgdb':
  ensure   => '5.6.6',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 07 Jun 2022.


NOTE: This is commercial software with 30-day trial period, after expiration a valid license key is required. You can purchase one from the official website.

NOTE: VisualGDB requires Microsoft Visual Studio as a dependency, see system requirements.


VisualGDB integrates the GNU toolchain (GCC/GDB) into Visual Studio. With VisualGDB installed, Visual Studio can be used for the development and debugging of many applications based on GNU tools: embedded firmware, native Android code, MacOS drivers, Linux drivers, Linux applications, and many more...

Installation Parameters

  • /InstallDir: - where to install the binaries
    • Default value:
      • "$env:ProgramFiles(x86)\Sysprogs\VisualGDB" on 64-bit Windows
      • "$env:ProgramFiles\Sysprogs\VisualGDB" on 32-bit Windows


  • Install into D:\VisualGDB directory
    choco install visualgdb --params "/InstallDir:D:\visualgdb"

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$absUrl   = ''
$checksum = 'ab822f21fda8682ba1b7b2d770c472067ebd43d96a611ca3fef9cd00e59875bf'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  url           = $absUrl
  softwareName  = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName*"
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

$additionalArgs = Get-PackageParameters
if($additionalArgs['InstallDir']) {
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " INSTALLFOLDER=`"$($additionalArgs['InstallDir'])`""

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName*"
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

[array]$keys = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']
if ($keys.Count -eq 1) {
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($keys[0].PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
  Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($keys.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$($packageArgs['packageName']) has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($keys.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($keys.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:"
  $keys | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VisualGDB 5.6.7 20 Monday, August 15, 2022 Approved
VisualGDB 5.6.6 47 Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Approved
VisualGDB 5.6.5 46 Friday, April 22, 2022 Approved
VisualGDB 5.6.4 66 Friday, January 28, 2022 Approved
VisualGDB 5.6.3 32 Thursday, January 20, 2022 Approved
VisualGDB 5.6.2 49 Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Approved
VisualGDB 5.6 56 Sunday, October 24, 2021 Approved
VisualGDB 5.5.5 86 Monday, August 23, 2021 Approved

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