What's new in Chocolatey CLI v2.0.0
What's new in Chocolatey CLI v2.0.0
What's New in Chocolatey CLI v2.0.0
This is a high-level overview of what's new in Chocolatey CLI 2.0.0. If you are ready to upgrade, please read the upgrade guide.
NuGet v3 Feed Support
You can now use NuGet v3 package feeds with Chocolatey CLI! This allows users to work with package repositories that provide NuGet v3 feeds. We will be adding NuGet v3 support to the Chocolatey Community Repository in the future.
Listed below are some examples of repository managers that support NuGet v3 feeds, that you can start using with Chocolatey CLI v2.0.0 and later:
SemVer 2.0.0 Support
Starting in v2.0.0, Chocolatey CLI supports SemVer 2.0.0, although it requires that all version number segments fit into the range
This allows some additional prerelease package version variants like
1.0.1-alpha.23 (note the period in the prerelease tag following the hyphen, which was previously considered not valid for a version number) to be built with Chocolatey CLI.
For more information on SemVer 2.0.0, please see the SemVer website.
Most older version styles, like 4-part version numbers (
18.104.22.168), are still supported. Chocolatey CLI v2.0.0 and later adopt NuGet's current versioning system. Any version numbers supported by NuGet are also supported by Chocolatey CLI.
Minimum Operating System Support Changes
See our Support Lifecycle page for a full run-down.
To use the Chocolatey Community Repository with Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012, you need to ensure the relevant patches are installed and registry entries configured to enable TLS v1.2 by default.
.NET Framework Uplift
Chocolatey CLI v2.0.0 now requires .NET Framework 4.8. When possible, the installation process will attempt to install .NET Framework 4.8 if it's not already present on the system. However, installing .NET Framework 4.8 will require a reboot to be completed before Chocolatey CLI can be installed.
For the smoothest upgrade experience, we recommend you install .NET Framework 4.8 and reboot before installing or upgrading to Chocolatey CLI v2.0.0.
API Key Subcommands
choco apikey syntax has changed.
--remove option has been removed, and
list subcommands have been added.
choco apikey add --source "'https://source.url/api/v2/'" --key "'API_KEY_HERE'" choco apikey list choco apikey remove --source "'https://source.url/api/v2/'"
For backwards compatibility, omitting the subcommand retains its original behaviour:
choco apikeywith no arguments defaults to
list, listing stored API keys.
choco apikey --source "'https://source.url/api/v2/'" --key "'API_KEY_HERE'"with both arguments defaults to
add, adding a new API key.
Builtin Shims Removed
For a long time Chocolatey CLI provided shortcuts for commands like
choco pack (
choco install (
This has led to some conflicts with other software and we deprecated these shortcuts, also called shims.
We have now removed them entirely.
If you miss that functionality, it is still possible to add these commands back as either batch files on the PATH, or PowerShell functions added to your profile.
The List Command Only Shows Local Packages
Previously, Chocolatey CLI had three identical commands:
list has become the command used for listing locally-installed packages, while
find work with remote repositories.
For backwards compatibility, the
--local-only flags are deprecated, with plans to remove them in Chocolatey CLI v3.0.0.
Limits On Large Queries
Chocolatey CLI will now impose a limit on the number of packages returned by the
For local sources the limit is 10,000 packages, with remote sources being limited to 1,000.
The default page size in both cases is 25.
On reaching these limits, Chocolatey CLI will warn you to refine your query to get the results you need.
Added Options, Configurations, and Features
--onlineoption added for commands'
--help. This will now take you to an online version of the command help. For example,
choco install --help --onlinewill open the Install command docs page in your default browser.
choco featurenow supports the
getsubcommand, which will show a single feature state.
defaultPushSourceconfiguration option was added, which sets a default URL to push to when using
Removed Options and Features
- Removed the deprecated side-by-side install functionality (aka
- Removed the deprecated default push location of
push.chocolatey.org. Use the new
defaultPushSourceconfiguration instead (see above).
- Removed deprecated configuration options for
- Only Chocolatey CLI configuration is shown for
choco config list. Use
choco feature listto view features, and
choco apikey listto view API key entries.
- WebPi has been removed by Microsoft and the
--source webpialternative package source has been removed.
- Removed installing directly from a
choco install packagename -s ./local/path/to/folderinstead, and ensure packages are packed with
choco packbefore attempting to install them.
- Package version numbers will no longer retain leading zeroes in any parts of the version number when using
choco pack. For example,
09.00.001will be normalized to
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If you are ready to upgrade, please read our upgrade guide.