Downloads:

111,186

Downloads of v 0.0.2:

27,729

Last Update:

9/1/2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Bill Curran

Tags:

bcurran3 unofficial choco misc helpers extension

Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension

This is not the latest version of Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension available.

0.0.2 | Updated: 9/1/2018

Downloads:

111,186

Downloads of v 0.0.2:

27,729

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Bill Curran

Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension 0.0.2

This is not the latest version of Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension available.

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Details

To install Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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 https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [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 chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension
    state: present
    version: 0.0.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...


chocolatey_package 'chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.0.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension,
    Version: 0.0.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension
{
   Name     = 'chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.0.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.0.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension version="0.0.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 9/3/2018.

Description

chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension provides helper functions to be used in Chocolatey install/uninstall scripts by package creators/maintainers.

These didn't fit into the concept scope of my other extensions so I started this miscellaneous collection and will add to it as "needed."

HELPERS:

  • Start-CheckandStop - Checks for and stops a process if running. Creates variables to easily restart the process after a package upgrade. Useful for installers that fail if the program is running, i.e. KeePass, uTorrent, etc. or for stopping programs that automatically run after install, i.e. Skype, SuMo, Ellp, etc. as well as for programs that will stop running during an upgrade and then not return to a running state post upgrade, i.e. Plex Media Server, etc.
  • Start-WaitandStop - starts a background process to stop a (foreground) process - quits after 5 minutes or after the process gets stopped. Useful to stop additional pop-up programs during installation.
  • Start-WaitandStopActual - (do not directly use) called by Start-WaitandStop to make Start-WaitandStop simple to use.
  • Read comments in the scripts for help implementing.

USAGE:

  • Start-CheckandStop "ProcessName"
  • Start-WaitandStop "ProcessName"

PACKAGE NOTES


Click here to Patreon-ize the package maintainer.



extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers.psm1
# chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain

$scriptRoot = Split-Path -Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$publicFunctions = @(
    'Show-ToastMessage',
    'Show-Patreon',
	'Show-PayPal',
    'Start-CheckandStop',
	'Start-WaitandStop',
	'Start-WaitandStopActual'
)
 
Get-ChildItem -Path "$scriptRoot\*.ps1" | ForEach-Object { . $_ }
Export-ModuleMember -Function $publicFunctions
extensions\Show-Patreon.ps1
# chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
# Show-Patreon.ps1 - Displays a message and link to your Patreon account.
# If you define $global:packageMaintainer in your chocolateyinstall.ps1, 
# i.e. $global:packageMaintainer = 'BCURRAN3' it will use that too.
# Recommended to run this right before Install-ChocolateyPackage - that's when you MIGHT have a moment of the user's attention.
# Oh yeah! You can Patreon-ize me at https://www.patreon.com/bcurran3 :)

function Show-Patreon($PatreonURL){
# 08-24-2018
# This function has been disallowed by the Chocolatey team. Donation requests can be on package pages but not in packages. :( Hey fellow maintainers, I tried!
# Its existence is for backward compatibility, actual function NULLIFIED.
return

Write-Host "-- While you're waiting for your package to install, consider becoming a patron of" -foreground cyan
if ($packageMaintainer) {
    Write-Host "-- $packageMaintainer, the maintainer of this $env:packageName package, at $PatreonURL" -foreground cyan
   } else {
    Write-Host "-- the maintainer of this $env:packageName package at $PatreonURL" -foreground cyan
   }
}
extensions\Show-PayPal.ps1
# chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
# Show-PayPal.ps1 - Displays a message and link to your PayPal account, i.e. www.paypal.me/account
# If you define $global:packageMaintainer in your chocolateyinstall.ps1, 
# i.e. $global:packageMaintainer = 'BCURRAN3' it will use that too.
# Recommended to run this right before Install-ChocolateyPackage - that's when you MIGHT have a moment of the user's attention.
# Oh yeah! You can donate to me at https://www.paypal.me/bcurran3donations :)

function Show-PayPal($PayPalURL){
# 08-24-2018
# This function has been disallowed by the Chocolatey team. Donation requests can be on package pages but not in packages. :( Hey fellow maintainers, I tried!
# Its existence is for backward compatibility, actual function NULLIFIED.
return

Write-Host "-- While you're waiting for your package to install, consider donating to" -foreground cyan
if ($packageMaintainer) {
    Write-Host "-- $packageMaintainer, the maintainer of this $env:packageName package, at $PayPalURL" -foreground cyan
   } else {
    Write-Host "-- the maintainer of this $env:packageName package at $PayPalURL" -foreground cyan
   }
}
extensions\Show-ToastMessage.ps1
# chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
# Show-ToastMessage.ps1 - Sends a Windows toast message.
# Uses BurntToast (https://github.com/Windos/BurntToast) if installed. NOTE: v0.5.0+ no longer works on Windows 8.
# Otherwise uses the code I blatantly stole from https://gist.github.com/Windos/9aa6a684ac583e0d38a8fa68196bc2dc
# Example of use: Show-ToastMessage "$packageName installed." "Version $env:packageVersion."
# Not guaranteed to work on Windows versions other than Windows 10 and Server 2016. 
# Should do nothing on other versions; i.e. tested on Windows Server 2012 R2 - no messages, no errors.

function Show-ToastMessage($MessageLine1, $MessageLine2){
# 08-31-2018
# This function has been disallowed by the Chocolatey team as "pop ups" need to be 100% opt-in.
# Its existence is for backward compatibility, actual function NULLIFIED.
# I argued that by having BurntToast installed, users WANT the toast messages. The Chocolatey Team still disagreed. :(
# This might return in a different form in the future.
return

if (!(Test-Path "$ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers\choco.ico")){
     [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('System.Drawing')  | Out-Null
     [System.Drawing.Icon]::ExtractAssociatedIcon("$env:ChocolateyInstall\choco.exe").ToBitmap().Save("$env:ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers\choco.ico")
}

if (Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name BurntToast -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue){
     New-BurntToastNotification -Text "Chocolatey ($env:packageName)", "$MessageLine1", "$MessageLine2" -AppLogo "$env:ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers\choco.ico" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
   } else {
     $app = '{1AC14E77-02E7-4E5D-B744-2EB1AE5198B7}\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe'
     [Windows.UI.Notifications.ToastNotificationManager, Windows.UI.Notifications, ContentType = WindowsRuntime] | Out-Null
     $Template = [Windows.UI.Notifications.ToastTemplateType]::ToastImageAndText01
     #Gets the Template XML so we can manipulate the values
     [xml]$ToastTemplate = ([Windows.UI.Notifications.ToastNotificationManager]::GetTemplateContent($Template).GetXml())
     [xml]$ToastTemplate = @"
<toast launch="app-defined-string">
  <visual>
    <binding template="ToastGeneric">
      <text>Chocolatey ($env:packageName)</text>	
      <text>$MessageLine1</text>
      <text>$MessageLine2</text>
	  <branding>logo</branding>
	  <image placement="appLogoOverride" src="$env:ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers\choco.ico"/>
    </binding>
  </visual>
</toast>
"@
     $ToastXml = New-Object -TypeName Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlDocument
     $ToastXml.LoadXml($ToastTemplate.OuterXml)
     $notify = [Windows.UI.Notifications.ToastNotificationManager]::CreateToastNotifier($app) 
     $notify.Show($ToastXml)
    }
}
extensions\Start-CheckandStop.ps1
# chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
# Start-WaitandStop.ps1 - Checks for and stops $ProcessName if running.
# $ProcessWasRunning can be checked later in scripts to re-run $ProcessName if it was running before stopped.
# $ProcessFullPath is the full path and executable of the stopped process.
# i.e. to re-run the process after an upgrade use: if ($ProcessWasRunning -eq "True") {&"$ProcessFullPath"}

function Start-CheckandStop($ProcessName){
$global:ProcessWasRunning="False"

if((Get-Process "$ProcessName" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
    Write-Host "$ProcessName currently NOT running." -foreground green
  }else{ 
    Write-Host "Stopping $ProcessName process..." -foreground yellow
	$global:ProcessWasRunning = "True"
	$global:ProcessFullPath = (Get-Process "$ProcessName").path
    Stop-Process -ProcessName "$ProcessName" -Force	
  }
}
extensions\Start-WaitandStop.ps1
# chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
# Runs a background job to kill $ProcessName within 5 minutes
# You would typically run this before Install-ChocolateyPackage

function Start-WaitandStop($ProcessName){
$env:ProcessName = $ProcessName

Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope Process -ExecutionPolicy Bypass
Start-Job -InitializationScript {Import-Module -Name "$env:ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-misc-helpers\Start-WaitandStopActual.ps1"} -ScriptBlock {Start-WaitandStopActual} | Out-Null
Start-Sleep 10
Remove-Item Env:\ProcessName
}
extensions\Start-WaitandStopActual.ps1
# chocolatey-misc-helpers.extension v0.0.2 (07-19-2018) by Bill Curran - public domain
# Start-WaitandStopActual.ps1 - Stops process $ProcessName anywhere up to 5 minutes after being called.
# This function is called by Start-WaitandStop.ps1 and should not be used directly.

function Start-WaitandStopActual{
$ProcessName = $env:ProcessName

$LoopMePlease=1
Do {
    Start-Sleep 5
    if((Get-Process "$ProcessName" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
      } else { 
        Stop-Process -ProcessName "$ProcessName" -Force
		break
       }	
    $LoopMePlease++
   }
Until ($LoopMePlease -gt 60)
}


  
  

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension 0.0.3 11933 Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Approved
Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension 0.0.2 27729 Saturday, September 1, 2018 Approved
Chocolatey Misc Helpers Extension 0.0.1 8880 Thursday, June 21, 2018 Approved

CHANGE LOG:

  • 0.0.2 - Show-Patreon, Show-PayPal, and Show-ToastMessage added but later disapproved by the Chocolatey team and thus nullified. :(
  • 0.0.1 - initial release

DO NOT USE:

The functions below were added to v0.0.2 but were later nullified; included for backward compatibility with pre-release versions in the wild. Any questions, look at the comments in the files.



This package has no dependencies.

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