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Uninstall packages with Chocolatey

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In addition to installing and creating packages, Chocolatey can also help you uninstall them.

To verify that the choco autoUninstaller feature is turned on, use choco feature to list the features and their current state. If you're using include chocolatey or class chocolatey to ensure Chocolatey is installed, the configuration is applied automatically (unless you have explicitly disabled it). Starting in Chocolatey version 0.9.10, it is enabled by default.

  1. If you see autoUninstaller - [Disabled], you need to enable it. To do this, in the command prompt, run choco feature enable -n autoUninstaller You should see a similar success message:

    You should see a similar success message:

    Enabled autoUninstaller
  2. To remove Vagrant, edit your chocolatey.pp manifest to ensure => absent. Then save and validate the file.
    package {'vagrant':
      ensure   => absent,
      provider => chocolatey,
      source   => 'c:\packages',
    }
  3. Next, run puppet apply <FILE PATH>\chocolatey.pp to apply the manifest.
    Notice: Compiled catalog for win2012r2x64 in environment production in 0.75 seconds
    Notice: /Stage[main]/Main/Package[vagrant]/ensure: removed
    Notice: Applied catalog in 40.85 seconds

You can look in the Control Panel, Programs and Features to see that it’s no longer installed!

A screenshot of the Programs and Features windows showing that Vagrant is no longer in the list of installed programs.
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