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This package was rejected on 1/20/2015. The reviewer purity has listed the following reason(s):

Assuming this was only a test with no other purpose, so this can be rejected.

This is a description of my first Choco Package


  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'firefox'
    $type = 'exe'
    $file = 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\uninstall\helper.exe'
    $silentArgs = '/s'
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$type" "$silentArgs" "$file"
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # ---------------- Function definitions ------------------
    function GetUninstallPath () {
      $regUninstallDir = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\'
      $regUninstallDirWow64 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\'
      $uninstallPaths = $(Get-ChildItem $regUninstallDir).Name
      if (Test-Path $regUninstallDirWow64) {
        $uninstallPaths += $(Get-ChildItem $regUninstallDirWow64).Name
      $uninstallPath = $uninstallPaths -match "Mozilla Firefox [\d\.]+ \([^\s]+ [a-zA-Z\-]+\)" | Select -First 1
      return $uninstallPath
    function GetLocale($installArguments) {
      $availableLocales = Get-Content "$env:TEMP\chocolatey\Firefox\availableLocales.html"
      # --- Get locale from installArgs if specified
      $argumentMap = ConvertFrom-StringData $installArguments
      $localeFromInstallArgs = $argumentMap.Item('l')
      # ---
      # --- Get already installed locale if available
      $uninstallPath = GetUninstallPath($null)
      $alreadyInstalledLocale = $uninstallPath -replace ".+\s([a-zA-Z\-]+)\)", '$1'
      # ---
      # --- Other locales
      $systemLocaleAndCountry = (Get-Culture).Name
      $systemLocaleTwoLetter = (Get-Culture).TwoLetterISOLanguageName
      $fallbackLocale = 'en-US'
      # ---
      $locales = $localeFromInstallArgs, $alreadyInstalledLocale, $systemLocaleAndCountry, $systemLocaleTwoLetter, $fallbackLocale
      foreach ($locale in $locales) {
        $localeMatch = $availableLocales -match "os=win&lang=$locale`"" | Select -First 1
        if ($localeMatch -and $locale -ne $null) {
      return $locale
    function AlreadyInstalled($version) {
      $uninstallEntry = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Mozilla Firefox ${version}*"
      $uninstallEntryWow64 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Mozilla Firefox ${version}*"
      if ((Test-Path $uninstallEntry) -or (Test-Path $uninstallEntryWow64)) {
        return $true
      } else {
        return $false
    # ----------------------------------
    $packageName = 'Firefox'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $version = '34.0.5'
    $urlFile = ''
    $filePath = "$env:TEMP\chocolatey\$packageName"
    try {
        $alreadyInstalled = AlreadyInstalled($version)
      if ($alreadyInstalled) {
        Write-Host "Firefox $version is already installed."
      } else {
        if (-not (Test-Path $filePath)) {
          New-Item -ItemType directory -Path $filePath
        Get-ChocolateyWebFile 'locales list for Firefox' "$env:TEMP\chocolatey\$packageName\availableLocales.html" $urlFile
        $locale = GetLocale($installArguments)
        $url = "$version&os=win&lang=$locale"
        Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType '-ms' $url
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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  • David Sailors


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