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Windows Subsystem for Linux (Install)

1.0.1

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Requires Windows 10.


This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 9/20/2018.

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a new Windows 10 feature that enables you to run native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows, alongside your traditional Windows desktop and modern store apps.

NOTE: The version is Chocolatey package related only. WSL version corresponds with your Windows build version. The actual version of WSL will depend on your version of Windows.

PACKAGE NOTES


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To install Windows Subsystem for Linux (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install wsl

To upgrade Windows Subsystem for Linux (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade wsl

Files

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  • tools\.SkipAutoUninstaller
  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'wsl'
    $OSBuild=Get-WinVerBuild
    $OSFound = (Get-WinName) + " " + (Get-WinVerMajor) + "." + (Get-WinVerMinor) + "." + (Get-WinVerBuild)
    Write-Host "  ** OS Found: $OSFound" -foreground magenta
    
    # Filter out incompatible Windows OSes
    if ((Get-IsWin7) -or (Get-IsWin8) -or (Get-IsWin81)){
    	Write-Warning "Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux is not compatible with your version of Windows."
    	throw
    }
    
    # Filter out incompatible Windows Server OSes
    if ((Get-IsWinServer2008) -or (Get-IsWinServer2008R2) -or (Get-IsWinServer2012) -or (Get-IsWinServer2012R2)){
    	Write-Warning "Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux is not compatible with your version of Windows Server."
    	throw
    }
    
    # Win10: 1607 / 10.0.14393 / Anniversary Update / Redstone 1 + required
    if ((Get-IsWinWorkstation) -and (Get-IsWin10)){
        if ($OSBuild -ge 14393){
    	    Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName  Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux -NoRestart |Out-Null
    		if (Get-PendingReboot) {
    		    Write-Warning "A reboot is required to use WSL."
    		   }
    		return
    	   } else {
    	     Write-Warning "Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux is only supported on Windows 10 builds 1607 (10.0.14393) and later."
    	     throw
    	    }
    }
    
    # WindowsServer2016: Checking for 1803 / 10.0.17134 + required
    if ((Get-IsWinServer) -and (Get-IsWinServer2016)){
        if ($OSBuild -ge 17134){
            Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux -NoRestart |Out-Null
    		if (Get-PendingReboot) {
    		    Write-Warning "A reboot is required to use WSL."
    		   }
    		return
    	   } else {
    	     Write-Warning "Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux is only supported on Windows Server 2016 builds 1803 (10.0.17134) and later."
    	     throw
    	    }
    }
    
    return
    
    # ------------------------------
    # prepping below for future use
    
    # WindowsServer2019: Checking for 10.0.17623 (first Windows Insider preview version)
    if ((Get-IsWinServer) -and (Get-IsWinServer2019)){ # requires update to chocolatey-fastanswers.extension
        if ($OSBuild -ge 17623){
            Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux -NoRestart |Out-Null
    		if (Get-PendingReboot) {
    		    Write-Warning "A reboot is required to use WSL."
    		   }
    		return
    	   }
    }
    
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'wsl'
    
    Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux -NoRestart |Out-Null
    

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Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft

Copyright

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Release Notes

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/release-notes

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