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Zero Install (Install)

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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
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This package was approved by moderator doc on 2/15/2016.

Zero Install is a decentralized cross-platform software-installation system available under the LGPL. It allows software developers to publish programs directly from their own web-sites, while supporting features familiar from centralized distribution repositories such as shared libraries, automatic updates and digital signatures. It is intended to complement, rather than replace, the operating system’s package management. 0install packages never interfere with those provided by the distribution.

Zero Install does not define a new packaging format; unmodified tarballs or zip archives can be used. Instead, it defines an XML metadata format to describe these packages and the dependencies between them. A single metadata file can be used on multiple platforms (e.g. Windows, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD and Mac OS X).

Zero Install also has some interesting features not often found in traditional package managers. For example, while it will share libraries whenever possible, it can always install multiple versions of a package in parallel when there are conflicting requirements. Installation is always side-effect-free (each package is unpacked to its own directory and will not touch shared directories), making it ideal for use with sandboxing technologies and virtualization.

Documentation: User
Documentation: Developer

To install Zero Install (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install 0install.install

To upgrade Zero Install (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade 0install.install

Files

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  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = '0install.install'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-'
    $url = 'https://0install.de/files/zero-install.exe'
    $checksum = '947c082acdd84d18b56469aca20a260aa383b969'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                              -FileType "$installerType" `
                              -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                              -Url "$url" `
                              -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                              -Checksum "$checksum" `
                              -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = '0install.install'
    $packageSearch = 'Zero Install'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $ahkFile = Join-Path $scriptPath "uninstall.ahk"
    $ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
    $ahkRun = "$Env:Temp\$(Get-Random).ahk"
    Copy-Item $ahkFile "$ahkRun" -Force
    try {
      Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkRun
      Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                                'HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                                'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                       -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
      | Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch" } `
      | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                     -FileType "$fileType" `
                                                     -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                                     -File "$($_.UninstallString)" `
                                                     -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }
      Remove-Item "$ahkRun" -Force
    } catch {
      throw $_.Exception
    }
  • tools\uninstall.ahk Show
    #NoEnv
    SetTitleMatchMode, 1  ;begins
    WinWait, Zero Install ahk_class #32770, Yes, 120
    WinActivate
    ControlClick, Button1, ahk_class #32770, Yes,
    ExitApp

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Dependencies

This package has no dependencies.

Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Bastian Eicher
  • Simon E. Silva Lauinger

Copyright

© 2010 Bastian Eicher, Simon E. Silva Lauinger

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Release Notes

Changelog

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Zero Install (Install) 2.9.7 2710 Friday, January 22, 2016 approved
Zero Install (Install) 2.8.2 2187 Monday, June 1, 2015 approved

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