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classified-ads (Install)


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Classified ads is a distributed internet messaging system that requires no server-side support of any kind. It allows users to post public and private messages, display basic details about themselves and do searches over data posted online.

In practice it allows you to do about same kind of things that you can do with web-forums and e-mail but here you don't need to deal with any kind of "service provider", here users provide service to each others. This also makes the software reliable as there is no "service that would go down" or cease to exist, leaving users with no correspondence.

To install classified-ads (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install classified-ads -version 0.07

To upgrade classified-ads (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade classified-ads -version 0.07


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
    $packageName = 'classified-ads' 
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url = '' # download url
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'exe' 
      url           = $url
      silentArgs    = "/S" 
      validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)
      registryUninstallerKey = 'classified-ads' #ensure this is the value in the registry
      checksum      = '9123e7faaea4afee70fa37b533e92f276f1f68a2'
      checksumType  = 'sha1' #default is md5, can also be sha1
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $package = 'classified-ads'
    $installFolder = 'Classified-ads'
      $installPath = (Join-Path "${Env:\ProgramFiles(x86)}" $installFolder),
        (Join-Path $Env:ProgramFiles $installFolder) |
        ? { Test-Path $_ } |
        Select -First 1
      $uninstall = Join-Path $installPath 'uninstall.exe'
      #uses NSIS installer -
      $uninstallParams = @{
        PackageName = $package;
        FileType = 'exe';
        SilentArgs = '/S';
        File = $uninstall;
      Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @uninstallParams
      $binLocation = (Join-Path $installPath 'bin') -replace '\\', '\\'
      $userPaths = [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('Path', 'User') -split ';' |
        ? { ($_ -notmatch $binLocation) -and (![String]::IsNullOrEmpty($_)) } |
        Select-Object -Unique
      [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('Path', ($userPaths -join ';'), 'User')
      Write-ChocolateyFailure $package "$($_.Exception.Message)"
  • tools\ Show
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    ### Built-In Functions
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     * chocolateyInstallArguments = the installer arguments meant for the native installer. You should use chocolateyPackageParameters intead. (0.9.9+)

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Software Author(s)

  • Antti Järvinen


Copyright (C) Antti Järvinen and others, 2013


Release Notes

Initial release 7-Sept-2015

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
classified-ads (Install) 0.09 47 Sunday, October 11, 2015 approved
classified-ads (Install) 0.07 35 Monday, September 7, 2015 approved

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