What is the process for requesting update to software on Build Worker

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09 Sep, 2014 12:15 PM


I just noticed that Chocolatey is already installed on the Build Worker, which is great news for me, as I was installing it as part of my build, which isn't required anymore! However, I noticed that the version that is installed on there is v0.9.8.23, what is the process for getting this updated? Chocolatey is currently at v0.9.8.27.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 09 Sep, 2014 04:08 PM

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    Requesting on the forums is OK. I will upgrade Chocolatey to the latest one - thanks for letting us know.

  2. 2 Posted by gep13 on 09 Sep, 2014 05:42 PM

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    Sweet, thank you! :-)

    Sent from my Windows Phone

  3. 3 Posted by gep13 on 09 Sep, 2014 07:15 PM

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    Oh, and is it possible to call out the version of Chocolatey that is currently installed on the build page?

    And while I remember....

    On the Build Worker, were you planning on just doing choco update chocolatey? If so, can I suggest that you don't do this. Starting in the next release of Chocolatey the default installation folder for Chocolatey is changing from C:\Chocolatey to C:\ProgramData\Chocolatey, so it would be better to do a fresh install of Chocolatey this time, rather than have to worry about moving things around in the next release. The current version suggests that you change it if it detects during the update that you are using the old version, but it doesn't force a change this time around.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 09 Sep, 2014 07:22 PM

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    Yep I've seen the message. How would you remove Chocolatey completely?


  5. 5 Posted by gep13 on 09 Sep, 2014 07:24 PM

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    Simples! :-)

    Just delete the C:\Chocolatey folder, and also clean up the environment variable, ChocolateyInstall that was added as part of the installation.

    Full details can be found here:


  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 09 Sep, 2014 07:32 PM

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    Cool, thanks! Will do that.


  7. 7 Posted by gep13 on 09 Sep, 2014 07:39 PM

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    Not a problem at all, happy to help out. Thanks!

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 12 Sep, 2014 04:18 AM

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    An image with updated Chocolatey has been deployed.

  9. 9 Posted by gep13 on 12 Sep, 2014 06:15 AM

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    Sweet! Is it possible to update this page:


    To say which version of Chocolatey is now installed?

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 12 Sep, 2014 06:18 AM

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    Sure, it's already updated! ;)

  11. 11 Posted by gep13 on 12 Sep, 2014 06:34 AM

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    One of them is :-) Chocolatey appears in the list twice for some reason. I was looking at the second instance of it.

  12. 12 Posted by gep13 on 20 Sep, 2014 10:03 AM

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    Just looking through all old threads I have opened here...

    The initial request to update Chocolatey has been done, which is great! Happy to close this thread if you could remove the duplicate entry for Chocolatey in the Build Worker Installed Software Page, or update the second entry to also have the current version number.


  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 20 Sep, 2014 04:51 PM

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    Good catch! I left the one in Tools section.


  14. 14 Posted by gep13 on 20 Sep, 2014 06:34 PM

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    Not a problem at all!


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