Downloads of v 2.0.0-pre:


Last Update:

22 Apr 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • David Ferguson


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PiBakery v2

This is a prerelease version of PiBakery v2.

2.0.0-pre | Updated: 22 Apr 2020



Downloads of v 2.0.0-pre:



Software Author(s):

  • David Ferguson

PiBakery v2 2.0.0-pre

This is a prerelease version of PiBakery v2.

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To install PiBakery v2, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PiBakery v2, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PiBakery v2, 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 pibakery -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 pibakery -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 pibakery installed
    name: pibakery
    state: present
    version: 2.0.0-pre
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'pibakery' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.0.0-pre'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: pibakery,
    Version: 2.0.0-pre,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pibakery
   Name     = 'pibakery'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.0.0-pre'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pibakery':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.0.0-pre',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install pibakery version="2.0.0-pre" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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


The blocks based, easy to use setup tool for Raspberry Pi

PiBakery demo screen

PiBakery is a a blocks based drag and drop tool that allows you to customise and edit your Raspberry Pi without powering the Pi on. Simply insert your SD card into your computer, choose which features you want on your Pi, and hit Write. PiBakery will write the latest version of Raspbian to your SD card, with your customisations added too.

For more information see or follow @PiBakery on Twitter.

PiBakery v2

The latest version of PiBakery, PiBakery v2, is a complete re-write of the original application, with many additional features, including:

  • PiBakery no longer bundles .img files in the installer/program. Instead, the user must supply their own Raspbian .img file. This means that any Raspbian-based .img can be used, with the possibility of other distros in the future
  • Ability to edit any Raspbian SD card, not just ones that have been written with PiBakery
  • More robust Linux support
  • Ability to add multiple block sources, so the user can maintain their own block repo with their own custom blocks
  • Importing of recipes (.xml files) created with older versions of PiBakery no longer fail, instead they are converted automatically into the new format
  • The entire program no longer runs as root/admin. Instead, just the writer process is elevated when needed to be
  • Modularised code to increase readability, and add option for command line mode in the future


PiBakery is Copyright (c) 2018 David Ferguson, and is licenced under the GNU General Public License version 3 or later; please see the file COPYING for details.

This project uses and distributes a binary of Busybox version 1.27.2 taken from Raspbian Stretch's busybox-static package, the source code of which can be found here.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /NoDesktopIcon - Don't add an icon to the desktop.

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of -params.
For example: choco install pibakery -params '"/NoDesktopIcon"'.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$url32      = ''
$checksum32 = '1a478ffc3a99ad85f53756698a368efcc2c0211d765ebad621cf483c9ccc7f32'
$url64      = ''
$checksum64 = '3005fe027850ace17939a0c6987defa7a085994ef1e02ab7a13106d33ed81187'

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName     = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  Url             = $url32
  UnzipLocation   = $toolsPath
  Url64bit        = $url64
  Checksum        = $checksum32
  ChecksumType    = 'sha256'
  Checksum64      = $checksum64
  ChecksumType64  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
if (-Not $pp.NoDesktopIcon) {
  $desktopPath = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")
  Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
    -ShortcutFilePath "$desktopPath\PiBakery.lnk" `
    -TargetPath "$env:ChocolateyInstall\bin\PiBakery.exe"
$desktopPath = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")
Remove-Item "$desktopPath\PiBakery.lnk" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PiBakery v2 2.0.0-pre 75 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Exempted
PiBakery 0.3.2 302 Thursday, February 16, 2017 Approved

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