Downloads:

107,662

Downloads of v 1.5.5:

520

Last Update:

27 Mar 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • Jack Pearkes
  • Mark Peek
  • Ross Smith II
  • Rickard von Essen

Tags:

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Packer

1.5.5 | Updated: 27 Mar 2020

Downloads:

107,662

Downloads of v 1.5.5:

520

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • Jack Pearkes
  • Mark Peek
  • Ross Smith II
  • Rickard von Essen

Packer 1.5.5

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

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

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

>

To uninstall Packer, 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 https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. 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 https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade packer -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 packer -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure packer installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: packer
    state: present
    version: 1.5.5
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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


chocolatey_package 'packer' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.5.5'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: packer,
    Version: 1.5.5,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller packer
{
   Name     = 'packer'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.5.5'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'packer':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.5.5',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install packer version="1.5.5" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Mar 2020.

Description

Packer is an open source tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer is lightweight, runs on every major operating system, and is highly performant, creating machine images for multiple platforms in parallel. Packer does not replace configuration management like Chef or Puppet. In fact, when building images, Packer is able to use tools like Chef or Puppet to install software onto the image.


tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$url = 'https://releases.hashicorp.com/packer/1.5.5/packer_1.5.5_windows_386.zip'
$checksum = '0ad5d9a46b499867abce4ac36bcc6023da66f9610a8916f1b68c50c74656abd9'
$checksumType = 'sha256'
$url64 = 'https://releases.hashicorp.com/packer/1.5.5/packer_1.5.5_windows_amd64.zip'
$checksum64 = '9ed486093c2c4ea16cc57bdc80366105bd1ebb234f1ba1839243c552498766ff'
$checksumType64 = $checksumType
$legacyLocation = "$env:SystemDrive\HashiCorp\packer"
$unzipLocation = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists("$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\packer")) {
  if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists("$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\packer\tools")) {
    # clean old plugins and ignore files
    Write-Host "Removing old packer plugins"
    Remove-Item "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\packer\tools\packer-*.*"
  }
} else {
  if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists("$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\chocolatey\lib\packer")) {
    if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists("$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\chocolatey\lib\packer\tools")) {
      # clean old plugins and ignore files
      Write-Host "Removing old packer plugins"
      Remove-Item "$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\chocolatey\lib\packer\tools" -Include "packer-*.*"
    }
  }
}

$unzipLocation = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "packer" "$url" "$unzipLocation" "$url64" `
 -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType -checksum64 $checksum64 -checksumType64 $checksumType64

If (Test-Path $legacyLocation) {
  Write-Host "Removing old packer installation from $legacyLocation"
  Remove-Item $legacyLocation -Force -Recurse
}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Packer 1.5.4 3838 Thursday, February 20, 2020 Approved
Packer 1.5.3 19 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Approved
Packer 1.5.2 400 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Approved
Packer 1.5.1 4300 Sunday, December 29, 2019 Approved
Packer 1.5.0 849 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Approved
Packer 1.4.5 3956 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Approved
Packer 1.4.4 2456 Sunday, October 6, 2019 Approved
Packer 1.4.3 4752 Thursday, August 22, 2019 Approved
Packer 1.4.2 7199 Saturday, June 29, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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