chocolatey_package

Use the chocolatey_package InSpec audit resource to test if the named Chocolatey package and/or package version is installed on the system.


Availability

Installation

This resource is distributed along with InSpec itself. You can use it automatically.

Version

This resource first became available in v2.1.30 of InSpec.

Syntax

A chocolatey_package resource block declares the name of a Chocolatey package to be tested:

describe chocolatey_package('name') do
  it { should be_installed }
end

where

  • ('name') must specify the (case-sensitive) name of a package, such as 'nssm'
  • be_installed is a valid matcher for this resource


Examples

The following examples show how to use this InSpec audit resource

Test if NSSM version 2.1.0 is installed

describe chocolatey_package('nssm') do
  it { should be_installed }
  its('version') { should eq '2.1.0' }
end

Matchers

For a full list of available matchers, please visit our matchers page.

be_installed

The be_installed matcher tests if the named package is installed at all.

it { should be_installed }

version

The version matcher tests if the named package version is on the system:

its('version') { should eq '2.1.0' }

You can also use the cmp OPERATOR matcher to perform comparisons using the version attribute:

its('version') { should cmp >= '1.93.4-13debug84' }

cmp understands version numbers using Gem::Version, and can use the operators ==, <, <=, >=, and >. It will compare versions by each segment, not as a string - so ‘7.4’ is smaller than ‘7.30’, for example.