Downloads:

61,921

Downloads of v 1.34.3:

2,332

Last Update:

27 Jun 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Open Whisper Systems

Tags:

admin privacy security encryption chat cross-platform foss

Signal (Desktop)

1.34.3 | Updated: 27 Jun 2020

Downloads:

61,921

Downloads of v 1.34.3:

2,332

Software Author(s):

  • Open Whisper Systems

Signal (Desktop) 1.34.3

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Details

To install Signal (Desktop), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Signal (Desktop), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Signal (Desktop), 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 signal -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 signal -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 signal installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: signal
    state: present
    version: 1.34.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

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

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chocolatey_package 'signal' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.34.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

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


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: signal,
    Version: 1.34.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

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


cChocoPackageInstaller signal
{
   Name     = 'signal'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.34.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

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


package { 'signal':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.34.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

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


salt '*' chocolatey.install signal version="1.34.3" 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.

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

Description

Signal is an encrypted communications application. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos, and make one-to-one voice and video calls.

Features

  • Send high-quality group, text, voice, video, document, and picture messages anywhere in the world without SMS or MMS fees
  • Crystal-clear voice and video calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges
  • Signal messages and calls are always end-to-end encrypted
  • Keeps your chat history tidy with messages that you can set to disappear
  • Free for everyone

Package parameters

  • /NoAutoUpdate - Block updates.signal.org via hosts file to prevent automatic update
  • /NoProxy - Do not set system proxy
  • /NoTray - Do not use tray icon
  • /NoShortcut - Do not create shortcut icon on the desktop

screenshot


tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. $toolsPath\helpers.ps1

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

if ($pp.NoAutoUpdate) { Set-AutoUpdate -Enable }

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'signal'
  fileType               = 'EXE'
  url                    = 'https://updates.signal.org/desktop/signal-desktop-win-1.34.3.exe'
  checksum               = '3f72e1eff1207a7ddaeeaef42d52c39d68bb97575fff6ef9d7fd889a83f9ca78'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  silentArgs             = '/S'
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  softwareName           = 'Signal *'
}
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Install-DesktopShortcut
Set-SignalOptions

Register-Application "$toolsPath\signal.bat" signal
Write-Host "Application registered as signal"

if ($pp.NoAutoUpdate) { Write-Host "Disabling auto update";  Set-AutoUpdate -Disable }
tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. $toolsPath\helpers.ps1

Set-AutoUpdate -Enable  # Remove entry from hosts file
tools\helpers.ps1
function Install-DesktopShortcut {
    if ( $pp.NoShortcut ) { return } 

    Write-Host "Installing desktop shortcut"
    $params = @{
        ShortcutFilePath  = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")) signal.lnk
        TargetPath        = "$toolsPath\signal.bat"
        IconLocation      = "$Env:LOCALAPPDATA\Programs\signal-desktop\Signal.exe"
        WindowStyle       = 7 # Minimized
    }
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut @params
}

function Set-AutoUpdate([switch]$Enable, [switch]$Disable) {
   $hostsPath = "$Env:WinDir\System32\drivers\etc\hosts"
   $content = Get-Content $hostsPath -Encoding ascii 

   if ($Disable) {
        if ($content | Select-String "127.0.0.1\s+updates.signal.org")  { return }
        $content,"127.0.0.1 updates.signal.org" | Out-File -Encoding ascii $hostsPath
    }

    if ($Enable) {
        if (!( $content | Select-String "127.0.0.1\s+updates.signal.org")) { return }
        $content | ? { $_ -notmatch "127.0.0.1\s+updates.signal.org" } | Out-File -Encoding ascii $hostsPath 
    }  
}

function Set-SignalOptions {
    $batPath = "$toolsPath\signal.bat"

    $bat = Get-Content $batPath -Encoding ascii
    if (!$pp.NoTray) {
        Write-Host "Setting tray icon option"
        $bat = $bat -replace "^(::)(.+)$", '$2'
    }

    if (!$pp.NoProxy) {
        $proxy = Get-EffectiveProxy
        if (!$proxy) { return }
        
        Write-Host "Setting proxy to $proxy"
        $bat = $bat -replace "HTTP_PROXY=","`$0$proxy"
    }

    $bat | Set-Content -Encoding ascii $batPath
}
tools\signal.bat
set HTTP_PROXY=
set HTTPS_PROXY=%HTTP_PROXY%

::set SIGNAL_OPTIONS=--use-tray-icon --start-in-tray
start "" "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\signal-desktop\Signal.exe" %SIGNAL_OPTIONS%

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Signal (Desktop) 1.34.2 2233 Friday, June 12, 2020 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.34.1 2810 Saturday, May 16, 2020 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.34.0 549 Friday, May 15, 2020 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.33.4 2246 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.33.3 987 Friday, April 24, 2020 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.33.1 1533 Thursday, April 16, 2020 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.33.0 1479 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.32.3 1732 Friday, March 27, 2020 Approved
Signal (Desktop) 1.32.1 2350 Saturday, March 7, 2020 Approved
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