salt.modules.chocolatey

A dead simple module wrapping calls to the Chocolatey package manager (http://chocolatey.org)

New in version 2014.1.0.

salt.modules.chocolatey.add_source(name, source_location, username=None, password=None)

Instructs Chocolatey to add a source.

name

The name of the source to be added as a chocolatey repository.

source

Location of the source you want to work with.

username

Provide username for chocolatey sources that need authentication credentials.

password

Provide password for chocolatey sources that need authentication credentials.

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.add_source <source name> <source_location>
salt '*' chocolatey.add_source <source name> <source_location> user=<user> password=<password>
salt.modules.chocolatey.bootstrap(force=False, source=None)

Download and install the latest version of the Chocolatey package manager via the official bootstrap.

Chocolatey requires Windows PowerShell and the .NET v4.0 runtime. Depending on the host's version of Windows, chocolatey.bootstrap will attempt to ensure these prerequisites are met by downloading and executing the appropriate installers from Microsoft.

Note

If PowerShell is installed, you may have to restart the host machine for Chocolatey to work.

Note

If you're installing offline using the source parameter, the PowerShell and .NET requirements must already be met on the target. This shouldn't be a problem on Windows versions 2012/8 and later

Parameters
  • force (bool) -- Run the bootstrap process even if Chocolatey is found in the path.

  • source (str) --

    The location of the .nupkg file or .ps1 file to run from an alternate location. This can be one of the following types of URLs:

    New in version Neon.

Returns

The stdout of the Chocolatey installation script

Return type

str

CLI Example:

# To bootstrap Chocolatey
salt '*' chocolatey.bootstrap
salt '*' chocolatey.bootstrap force=True

# To bootstrap Chocolatey offline from a file on the salt master
salt '*' chocolatey.bootstrap source=salt://files/chocolatey.nupkg

# To bootstrap Chocolatey from a file on C:\Temp
salt '*' chocolatey.bootstrap source=C:\Temp\chocolatey.nupkg
salt.modules.chocolatey.chocolatey_version()

Returns the version of Chocolatey installed on the minion.

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.chocolatey_version
salt.modules.chocolatey.disable_source(name)

Instructs Chocolatey to disable a source.

name

Name of the source repository to disable.

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.disable_source <name>
salt.modules.chocolatey.enable_source(name)

Instructs Chocolatey to enable a source.

name

Name of the source repository to enable.

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.enable_source <name>
salt.modules.chocolatey.install(name, version=None, source=None, force=False, pre_versions=False, install_args=None, override_args=False, force_x86=False, package_args=None, allow_multiple=False, execution_timeout=None)

Instructs Chocolatey to install a package.

Parameters
  • name (str) -- The name of the package to be installed. Only accepts a single argument. Required.

  • version (str) -- Install a specific version of the package. Defaults to latest version. Default is None.

  • source (str) --

    Chocolatey repository (directory, share or remote URL feed) the package comes from. Defaults to the official Chocolatey feed. Default is None.

    Alternate Sources:

    • cygwin

    • python

    • ruby

    • webpi

    • windowsfeatures

  • force (bool) -- Reinstall the current version of an existing package. Do not use with allow_multiple. Default is False.

  • pre_versions (bool) -- Include pre-release packages. Default is False.

  • install_args (str) -- A list of install arguments you want to pass to the installation process i.e product key or feature list. Default is None.

  • override_args (bool) -- Set to true if you want to override the original install arguments (for the native installer) in the package and use your own. When this is set to False install_args will be appended to the end of the default arguments. Default is None.

  • force_x86 (bool) -- Force x86 (32bit) installation on 64 bit systems. Default is False.

  • package_args (str) -- Arguments you want to pass to the package. Default is None.

  • allow_multiple (bool) --

    Allow multiple versions of the package to be installed. Do not use with force. Does not work with all packages. Default is False.

    New in version 2017.7.0.

  • execution_timeout (str) --

    Chocolatey execution timeout value you want to pass to the installation process. Default is None.

    New in version 2018.3.0.

Returns

The output of the chocolatey command

Return type

str

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.install <package name>
salt '*' chocolatey.install <package name> version=<package version>
salt '*' chocolatey.install <package name> install_args=<args> override_args=True
salt.modules.chocolatey.install_cygwin(name, install_args=None, override_args=False)

Instructs Chocolatey to install a package via Cygwin.

name

The name of the package to be installed. Only accepts a single argument.

install_args

A list of install arguments you want to pass to the installation process i.e product key or feature list

override_args

Set to true if you want to override the original install arguments (for the native installer) in the package and use your own. When this is set to False install_args will be appended to the end of the default arguments

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.install_cygwin <package name>
salt '*' chocolatey.install_cygwin <package name> install_args=<args> override_args=True
salt.modules.chocolatey.install_gem(name, version=None, install_args=None, override_args=False)

Instructs Chocolatey to install a package via Ruby's Gems.

name

The name of the package to be installed. Only accepts a single argument.

version

Install a specific version of the package. Defaults to latest version available.

install_args

A list of install arguments you want to pass to the installation process i.e product key or feature list

override_args

Set to true if you want to override the original install arguments (for the native installer) in the package and use your own. When this is set to False install_args will be appended to the end of the default arguments

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.install_gem <package name>
salt '*' chocolatey.install_gem <package name> version=<package version>
salt '*' chocolatey.install_gem <package name> install_args=<args> override_args=True
salt.modules.chocolatey.install_missing(name, version=None, source=None)

Instructs Chocolatey to install a package if it doesn't already exist.

Changed in version 2014.7.0: If the minion has Chocolatey >= 0.9.8.24 installed, this function calls chocolatey.install instead, as installmissing is deprecated as of that version and will be removed in Chocolatey 1.0.

name

The name of the package to be installed. Only accepts a single argument.

version

Install a specific version of the package. Defaults to latest version available.

source

Chocolatey repository (directory, share or remote URL feed) the package comes from. Defaults to the official Chocolatey feed.

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.install_missing <package name>
salt '*' chocolatey.install_missing <package name> version=<package version>
salt.modules.chocolatey.install_python(name, version=None, install_args=None, override_args=False)

Instructs Chocolatey to install a package via Python's easy_install.

name

The name of the package to be installed. Only accepts a single argument.

version

Install a specific version of the package. Defaults to latest version available.

install_args

A list of install arguments you want to pass to the installation process i.e product key or feature list

override_args

Set to true if you want to override the original install arguments (for the native installer) in the package and use your own. When this is set to False install_args will be appended to the end of the default arguments

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.install_python <package name>
salt '*' chocolatey.install_python <package name> version=<package version>
salt '*' chocolatey.install_python <package name> install_args=<args> override_args=True
salt.modules.chocolatey.install_webpi(name, install_args=None, override_args=False)

Instructs Chocolatey to install a package via the Microsoft Web PI service.

name

The name of the package to be installed. Only accepts a single argument.

install_args

A list of install arguments you want to pass to the installation process i.e product key or feature list

override_args

Set to true if you want to override the original install arguments (for the native installer) in the package and use your own. When this is set to False install_args will be appended to the end of the default arguments

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.install_webpi <package name>
salt '*' chocolatey.install_webpi <package name> install_args=<args> override_args=True
salt.modules.chocolatey.install_windowsfeatures(name)

Instructs Chocolatey to install a Windows Feature via the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool.

name

The name of the feature to be installed. Only accepts a single argument.

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.install_windowsfeatures <package name>
salt.modules.chocolatey.list_(narrow=None, all_versions=False, pre_versions=False, source=None, local_only=False, exact=False)

Instructs Chocolatey to pull a vague package list from the repository.

Parameters
  • narrow (str) -- Term used to narrow down results. Searches against name/description/tag. Default is None.

  • all_versions (bool) -- Display all available package versions in results. Default is False.

  • pre_versions (bool) -- Display pre-release packages in results. Default is False.

  • source (str) -- Chocolatey repository (directory, share or remote URL feed) the package comes from. Defaults to the official Chocolatey feed if None is passed. Default is None.

  • local_only (bool) -- Display packages only installed locally. Default is False.

  • exact (bool) --

    Display only packages that match narrow exactly. Default is False.

    New in version 2017.7.0.

Returns

A dictionary of results.

Return type

dict

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.list <narrow>
salt '*' chocolatey.list <narrow> all_versions=True
salt.modules.chocolatey.list_webpi()

Instructs Chocolatey to pull a full package list from the Microsoft Web PI repository.

Returns

List of webpi packages

Return type

str

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.list_webpi
salt.modules.chocolatey.list_windowsfeatures()

Instructs Chocolatey to pull a full package list from the Windows Features list, via the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool.

Returns

List of Windows Features

Return type

str

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.list_windowsfeatures
salt.modules.chocolatey.unbootstrap()

Uninstall chocolatey from the system by doing the following:

New in version Neon.

  • Delete the Chocolatey Directory

  • Remove Chocolatey from the path

  • Remove Chocolatey environment variables

Returns

A list of items that were removed, otherwise an empty list

Return type

list

CLI Example:

salt * chocolatey.unbootstrap
salt.modules.chocolatey.uninstall(name, version=None, uninstall_args=None, override_args=False)

Instructs Chocolatey to uninstall a package.

name

The name of the package to be uninstalled. Only accepts a single argument.

version

Uninstalls a specific version of the package. Defaults to latest version installed.

uninstall_args

A list of uninstall arguments you want to pass to the uninstallation process i.e product key or feature list

override_args

Set to true if you want to override the original uninstall arguments (for the native uninstaller) in the package and use your own. When this is set to False uninstall_args will be appended to the end of the default arguments

CLI Example:

salt '*' chocolatey.uninstall <package name>
salt '*' chocolatey.uninstall <package name> version=<package version>
salt '*' chocolatey.uninstall <package name> version=<package version> uninstall_args=<args> override_args=True
salt.modules.chocolatey.update(name, source=None, pre_versions=False)

Instructs Chocolatey to update packages on the system.

name

The name of the package to update, or "all" to update everything installed on the system.

source

Chocolatey repository (directory, share or remote URL feed) the package comes from. Defaults to the official Chocolatey feed.

pre_versions

Include pre-release packages in comparison. Defaults to False.

CLI Example:

salt "*" chocolatey.update all
salt "*" chocolatey.update <package name> pre_versions=True
salt.modules.chocolatey.upgrade(name, version=None, source=None, force=False, pre_versions=False, install_args=None, override_args=False, force_x86=False, package_args=None)

New in version 2016.3.4.

Instructs Chocolatey to upgrade packages on the system. (update is being deprecated). This command will install the package if not installed.

Parameters
  • name (str) -- The name of the package to update, or "all" to update everything installed on the system.

  • version (str) -- Install a specific version of the package. Defaults to latest version.

  • source (str) -- Chocolatey repository (directory, share or remote URL feed) the package comes from. Defaults to the official Chocolatey feed.

  • force (bool) -- Reinstall the same version already installed

  • pre_versions (bool) -- Include pre-release packages in comparison. Defaults to False.

  • install_args (str) -- A list of install arguments you want to pass to the installation process i.e product key or feature list

  • override_args (str) -- Set to true if you want to override the original install arguments (for the native installer) in the package and use your own. When this is set to False install_args will be appended to the end of the default arguments

  • force_x86 -- Force x86 (32bit) installation on 64 bit systems. Defaults to false.

  • package_args -- A list of arguments you want to pass to the package

Returns

Results of the chocolatey command

Return type

str

CLI Example:

salt "*" chocolatey.upgrade all
salt "*" chocolatey.upgrade <package name> pre_versions=True
salt.modules.chocolatey.version(name, check_remote=False, source=None, pre_versions=False)

Instructs Chocolatey to check an installed package version, and optionally compare it to one available from a remote feed.

Parameters
  • name (str) -- The name of the package to check. Required.

  • check_remote (bool) -- Get the version number of the latest package from the remote feed. Default is False.

  • source (str) -- Chocolatey repository (directory, share or remote URL feed) the package comes from. Defaults to the official Chocolatey feed. Default is None.

  • pre_versions (bool) -- Include pre-release packages in comparison. Default is False.

Returns

A dictionary of currently installed software and versions

Return type

dict

CLI Example:

salt "*" chocolatey.version <package name>
salt "*" chocolatey.version <package name> check_remote=True