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Last Update:


Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Keisuke Nishida
  • Roger While
  • Simon Sobisch
  • Sergey Kashyrin
  • Ron Norman


gnu cobol gnucobol opencobol compiler


This is a prerelease version of GnuCOBOL.

2.2-rc | Updated: 8/24/2017



Downloads of v 2.2-rc:



Software Author(s):

  • Keisuke Nishida
  • Roger While
  • Simon Sobisch
  • Sergey Kashyrin
  • Ron Norman

GnuCOBOL 2.2-rc

This is a prerelease version of GnuCOBOL.

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


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


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


To uninstall GnuCOBOL, 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 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

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade gnucobol -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 gnucobol -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure gnucobol installed
    name: gnucobol
    state: present
    version: 2.2-rc
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

chocolatey_package 'gnucobol' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.2-rc'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: gnucobol,
    Version: 2.2-rc,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller gnucobol
   Name     = 'gnucobol'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.2-rc'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'gnucobol':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.2-rc',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install gnucobol version="2.2-rc" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL) is a free COBOL compiler. cobc translates COBOL source to executable using intermediate C, designated C compiler and linker.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'GnuCOBOL'
$distDir    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $distDir
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url

  softwareName  = 'GnuCOBOL*'

  checksum      = 'FFC8C08B9D43744D88F2BDBC16244D5E'
  checksumType  = 'md5'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
GnuCOBOL 3.0-rc1 210 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Exempted
GnuCOBOL 2.2-rc 206 Thursday, August 24, 2017 Exempted
GnuCOBOL 2.0-rc2 225 Sunday, April 2, 2017 Exempted

This package has no dependencies.

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