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Jun 2017
Joshua
@linuxUsr118
Jun 05 2017 20:21
Any suggestion, from anyhow, about clearing Chocolatey's library of (now) uninstalled programmes?
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Jun 05 2017 20:39
@linuxUsr118 there is nothing OOTB in the OSS edition's that will do this for you. The package sync feature in the licensed version: https://chocolatey.org/pricing may have part of what you are looking for.
Joshua
@linuxUsr118
Jun 05 2017 20:44
Damnit. Anyhow, thank you; don't know how I over-looked that.
Oh, I meant to ask as well; I'm not able to install two specific packages (which only Christ knows why) - uTorrent (which makes no sense), and Adobe Reader.
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Jun 05 2017 21:02
@linuxUsr118 do you get errors when you try to install them? Have you tried installing directly through Chocolatey, rather than through ChocolateyGUI?
Joshua
@linuxUsr118
Jun 05 2017 21:07
I install them via directly through Chocolatey; it shows the programme as being installed, but when I switch to a non-Admin account, the prograrmme doesn't show.
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Jun 05 2017 21:09
ah, so what you are touching on is another feature of the licensed version:
perhaps @ferventcoder can add some more information here
Joshua
@linuxUsr118
Jun 05 2017 21:17
Well, I just had one problem solved; forced a reinstall.
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Jun 05 2017 21:21
:+1:
George.IO
@Geogboe
Jun 05 2017 21:22
(First time in this chat, sorry if this is bad etiquette :smile: ) Have you all every considered using the Electron desktop app framework for Chocolatey GUI? While it'll make the app a little heavier I feel like it might be easier to go cross platform in the long run which I get the feeling Choco wants to do. Plus apps really look clean and nice looking.
Joshua
@linuxUsr118
Jun 05 2017 21:23
Meant to ask; is there any option for manually entering where one can choose to do an install?
@Geogboe: I have not considered that. Thank you.
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Jun 05 2017 21:23
@Geogboe hello, and welcome.
The chocolatiest bot this side of the Mississippi
@choco-bot
Jun 05 2017 21:23
Good day, Gary Ewan Park (gep13)
George.IO
@Geogboe
Jun 05 2017 21:24
@gep13 Thanks! Glad to been here
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Jun 05 2017 21:24
no, haven't considered doing that yet. That is not to say that we won't, but for now, the focus is on Windows, and using WPF.
@linuxUsr118 sorry, not sure I follow your question. Can you elaborate?
Joshua
@linuxUsr118
Jun 05 2017 21:25
When doing an install, can I tell (or type in) where I want chocolatey to install a programme?
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Jun 05 2017 21:25
ah, so you are asking for that to be exposed within ChocolateyGUI, right?
Joshua
@linuxUsr118
Jun 05 2017 21:26
Yes, I think.
I have a weird feeling that all my answers have been staring me right in the face.
Gary Ewan Park
@gep13
Jun 05 2017 21:28
I believe we have an open issue for what you are asking for, but if we don't then this should definitely be added
could I ask that you check, and if not there, add an issue? Thanks!
Joshua
@linuxUsr118
Jun 05 2017 21:31
Thank you.
Richard Simpson
@RichiCoder1
Jun 05 2017 22:06
@Geogboe I'm a big fan of Electron, but at least right now Chocolatey is Windows only, and so WPF just makes more sense. Easy development and delpoyment, and easy interop with Choco's C# API.
Ironically moving to Electron wouldn't make Choco that much heaver as we're already shipping CEF for markdown (and some other item) support.