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06 Feb 2020

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multipass VM Hyper-V virtualbox ubuntu




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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Requires hypervisor support

This package was rejected on 07 Mar 2020. The reviewer flcdrg has listed the following reason(s):

codingcoyote (maintainer) on 06 Feb 2020 18:49:37 +00:00:

User 'codingcoyote' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 06 Feb 2020 19:21:27 +00:00:

multipass has passed automated validation. It may have or may still fail other checks like testing (verification).
NOTE: No required changes that the validator checks have been flagged! It is appreciated if you fix other items, but only Requirements will hold up a package version from approval. A human review could still turn up issues a computer may not easily find.


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  • The iconUrl should be added if there is one. Please correct this in the nuspec, if applicable. More...

codingcoyote (maintainer) on 05 Mar 2020 00:15:40 +00:00:

Multipass should no longer be necessary since 1.1.0 has been released/pushed. It contains the fix for localized versions of Windows that was added in

flcdrg (reviewer) on 06 Mar 2020 05:25:04 +00:00:

Confirming you'd like this version to be rejected?

codingcoyote (maintainer) on 06 Mar 2020 14:00:02 +00:00:


flcdrg (reviewer) on 07 Mar 2020 10:01:24 +00:00:

Rejecting as requested
Status Change - Changed status of package from 'submitted' to 'rejected'.

flcdrg (reviewer) on 07 Mar 2020 10:03:31 +00:00:

Rejecting as requested


Package Specific

This package allows configuring multipass via either of the two supported hypervisors.
Hyper-V (and it's dependant Optional Windows Features) will be enabled if supported by your operating system. The version of Hyper-V supported by Multipass requires Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise build version 17134 or later.
Virtual Box must be preinstalled as it will not be installed with this package. If set to use Virtual Box, This package will set the driver to user Virtual Box, but other configuration may be necessary depending on your setup.

Package Parameters

The following package parameter can be set:

  • /HyperVisor: - Accepts 'VirtualBox' or 'Hyper-V' (default)

To pass parameters, use --params "''" (e.g. choco install multipass [other options] --params="'/HyperVisor:VirtualBox'").
To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.


Multipass is a lightweight VM manager for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's designed for developers who want a fresh Ubuntu environment with a single command. It uses KVM on Linux, Hyper-V on Windows and HyperKit on macOS to run the VM with minimal overhead. It can also use VirtualBox on Windows and macOS. Multipass will fetch images for you and keep them up to date.

Since it supports metadata for cloud-init, you can simulate a small cloud deployment on your laptop or workstation.


This package attempts to clean up files related to multipass by running it's uninstall.exe, but will not uninstall the hypervisor.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$pp = Get-PackageParameters
if (!$pp['HyperVisor']) { $pp['HyperVisor'] = "Hyper-V" }
$winversion = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object Caption, Version, BuildNumber
if ($pp['HyperVisor'] -match 'Hyper-*V') {
  if (((($winversion.Caption) -match '.*10.*Pro.*') -or (($winversion.Caption) -match '.*10.*Enterprise.*') -or (($winversion.Caption) -match '.*10.*Корпоративная.*')) -and ($winversion.BuildNumber -gt 17134)) {
    if ((Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName IIS-WebServer).State -eq "Disabled") {
      Write-Output "Installing Hyper-V"
      Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All -NoRestart
  else {
    throw "Hyper-V requires Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise with a build version > 17134"
elseif (!$pp['HyperVisor'] -match 'Virtual\s*Box') {
  throw "$($pp['HyperVisor']) is not a valid HyperVisor for this machine."

$args = @{ 
  PackageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  FileType = 'exe'
  SilentArgs = '/S'
  Url64bit = ''
  Checksum64 = 'b1b6b609808abb8825c09f233b0a3b56192b9028a93dd053353437bfb2afc293e90e1e19dbf3ea4e1c2a0d7df2068459d591d581c2323a11283d94ff8ad6b602'
  ChecksumType64 = 'sha512'

Install-ChocolateyPackage  @args

Install-BinFile `
  -Name $env:ChocolateyPackageName `
  -Path "$env:ProgramFiles\Multipass\bin\multipass.exe" `

if ($pp['HyperVisor'] -match 'Virtual\s*Box') {

  Write-Host "Virtual-Box must be installed to use this option"
  & "$env:ProgramFiles\Multipass\bin\multipass.exe" set local.driver=virtualbox
Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage `
  -PackageName $env:ChocolateyPackageName `
  -FileType 'exe' `
  -SilentArgs '/S' `
  -File "$env:ProgramFiles\Multipass\Uninstall.exe"

  Uninstall-BinFile -Name $env:ChocolateyPackageName -Path "$env:ProgramFiles\Multipass\bin\multipass.exe"

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Multipass 1.0.0 265 Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Approved
Multipass 0.9.0 21 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Approved
Multipass 0.8.0 100 Friday, November 29, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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