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Archive for the ‘Chocolatey’ Category

Maybe time again to look at Boxstarter

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/07/26

I wrote a tiny post about Boxstarter a long time ago, so maybe it is time to look at it again.

By now, there are way more scripts, so here are some links:

Related: Boxstarter: quickly setup a machine with just a Gist


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Chocolatey, MSI installers and “… was not successful. Exit code was ‘3010’. See log for possible error messages.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/27

For some Chocolatey installations, I got an error message like this one:

"ERROR: Running ["C:\Users\Developer\AppData\Local\Temp\chocolatey\vmware-tools\\VMware-tools-10.3.10-12406962-x86_64.exe" /S /v /qn REBOOT=R ] was not successful. Exit code was '3010'. See log for possible error messages."

I wish that a Chocolatey install could indicate it is msi based, and Chocolatey would convert this to a soft reboot message, as [WayBack] MsiExec.exe and InstMsi.exe Error Messages – Windows applications | Microsoft Docs indicates it means ERROR_SUCCESS_REBOOT_REQUIRED:

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Chocolatey: vcredist 2005/2008/2010 updates succeeding again after Microsoft rebuilt the installers multiple times causing new hashes each time

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/17

Follow-up in my blog post Chocolatey: vcredist 2005/2008/2010 updates failing as Microsoft rebuilt the installers multiple times causing new hashes each time last Friday.

The chocolatey packages have been updated this weekend and work again. Hopefully Microsoft is done and no new updates are needed (:

New versions thanks to [Wayback/] Chocolatey Software | jberezanski!:


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Chocolatey: vcredist 2005/2008/2010 updates failing as Microsoft rebuilt the installers multiple times causing new hashes each time

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/14

The Microsoft rebuilt move affects these Chocolatey Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages, usually multiple times:

You get error messages like this:

ERROR: Checksum for 'C:\Users\saroot\AppData\Local\Temp\chocolatey\vcredist2010\10.0.40219.2\vcredist_x86.exe' did not meet '66B797B3B4F99488F53C2B676610DFE9868984C779536891A8D8F73EE214BC4B' for checksum type 'sha256'. Consider passing the actual checksums through with --checksum --checksum64 once you validate the checksums are appropriate. A less secure option is to pass --ignore-checksums if necessary

The cause is [] vcredist-all fails to install due to broken checksum of vcredist2005, vcredist2008 and vcredist2010 · Issue #105 · jberezanski/ChocolateyPackages


Great, Microsoft is apparently on an in-place installer update spree.

Actually, this is not a problem with vcredist-all, but rather with those specific packages and should be reported to maintainers of those packages. It so happens, however, that I’m also one of the maintainers of vcredist2008 and vcredist2010 (which live in I’ve already prepared a fix for 2010 and I guess I’ll do 2008 tomorrow.

As for 2005, I can see that it has the same maintainer as vcredist2010 had until very recently – when we took over that package because the maintainer did not respond. So we probably should take over 2005, too.


The vcredist2010 package has been modified two times for this:

Hopefully the vcredist2008 and vcredist2005 packages will follow soon.


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Chocolatey: installing Oracle SQL Developer and updating the chocolatey package

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/13

Sometimes an install is not just as simple as C:\>choco install --yes oracle-sql-developer.

Edit 20210514:

Note that most of the below pain will be moot in the future as per [] Jeff Smith 🍻 on Twitter: “we’re working on removing the SSO requirement, it’s already done for @oraclesqlcl – see here … “ referring to [Wayback] SQLcl now under the Oracle Free Use Terms and Conditions license | Oracle Database Insider Blog

SQLcl, the modern command-line interface for the Oracle Database, can now be downloaded directly from the web without any click-through license agreement.

It means the Oracle acount restriction will be lifted, and downloads will be a lot simpler.

I started with the below failing command, tried a lot of things, then finally almost gave up: Oracle stuff does not want to be automated, which means I should try to less of their stuff.

First of all you need an Oracle account (I dislike companies doing that for free product installs; I’m looking at Embarcadero too) by going to

[WayBack] Chocolatey Gallery | Oracle SQL Developer 18.4.0 (also:


  • This version supports both 32bit and 64bit and subsequently does not have a JDK bundled with it. It has a
    dependency on the jdk8 package to meet the application’s JDK requirement.
  • An Oracle account is required to download this package. See the “Package Parameters” section below for
    details on how to provide your Oracle credentials to the installer. If you don’t have an existing account, you can
    create one for free here:

Package Parameters

The following package parameters are required:

/Username: – Oracle username
/Password: – Oracle password

(e.g. choco install oracle-sql-developer --params "'/Username:MyUsername /Password:MyPassword'")

To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.

Then the installation failed fail again: ERROR: The response content cannot be parsed because the Internet Explorer engine is not available, or Internet Explorer's first-launch configuration is not complete. Specify the UseBasicParsing parameter and try again.


The reason is that the package uses Invoke-WebRequest which requires Internet Explorer and PowerShell 3. Chocolatey packages however need to be able to run on just PowerShell 2 without Invoke-WebRequest.

Maybe using cURL can remedy that; adding a dependency to is is possible, as cURL can be installed via chocolatey: [WayBack] How to Install cURL on Windows – I Don’t Know, Read The Manual. Another alternative might be [WayBack] Replace Invoke-RestMethod in PowerShell 2.0 to use [WayBack] WebRequest Class (System.Net) | Microsoft Docs.

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