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Fossil SCM


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 4/10/2019.

Fossil is a cross-platform command line interface server that runs on Linux, BSD derivatives, Mac and Windows. It is capable of performing distributed version control, bug tracking, wiki services, and blogging. The software has a built-in web interface, which reduces project tracking complexity and promotes situational awareness. A user may simply type "fossil ui" from within any check-out and Fossil automatically opens the user's web browser in a page that gives detailed history and status information on that project.


To install Fossil SCM, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install fossil

To upgrade Fossil SCM, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade fossil


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'fossil'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '703c53a48f5589eaa55ecdd6fc2c2da0e9501ee395a3a8fd4e9bad1a22652255'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                 -Url $url `
                                 -Checksum $checksum `
                                 -ChecksumType $checksumType `
                                 -UnzipLocation $toolsDir

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • D. Richard Hipp


2007 D. Richard Hipp


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Fossil SCM 1.35 758 Tuesday, June 14, 2016 approved
Fossil SCM 1.34 270 Saturday, November 7, 2015 approved
Fossil SCM 1.33 259 Monday, June 29, 2015 approved
Fossil SCM 1.30 299 Sunday, February 1, 2015 approved

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