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icy-football-94152

06/24/2021, 11:53 AM
Is it possible to get up and running as a C# Pulumi user-developer on Windows 10 without installing Chocolaty? I ask because I am currently looking at the convoluted Chocolaty installation page that I have not encountered in 10+ years of .Net development.
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billowy-army-68599

06/24/2021, 11:56 AM
you can simply download the windows binary and place it in your
$PATH
https://www.pulumi.com/docs/get-started/install/#manual-installation
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icy-football-94152

06/24/2021, 12:37 PM
I am pleased to see I don't have to install Chocolatey. From my developer's perspective with no prior knowledge of Chocolatey the "Manual Install" route is the "Quick Install" option.
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billowy-army-68599

06/24/2021, 1:05 PM
We update Pulumi every 2 weeks, so the manual install will mean a manual update every 2 weeks. We suggest the choco install so you can easily update when we do updates that’s all
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icy-football-94152

06/24/2021, 1:30 PM
AhHa given the context of auto updates I now understand the motivation. If I get through my first month of Pulumi coding I will consider setting up choco.
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great-sunset-355

06/24/2021, 2:34 PM
@icy-football-94152 I'm not sure how much are you used to use CLI applications but given your background I bet it's not much. Most programs outside the windows world come as CLI app, actually
chocolately
is one of the best for windows. Since you are going to use pulumi via terminal Windows come by default with CMD or PowerShell which are not great. Take a look at windows terminal app it is more similar to linux terminal emulators with nicer interface https://aka.ms/terminal Good luck with Pulumi
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icy-football-94152

06/24/2021, 2:52 PM
@great-sunset-355 your assumptions are correct, I develop in a point & click world 🙂 I think some hardcore Microsoft dev bloggers were talking about Windows Terminal the other day on YouTube, I will check it out. If my Pulumi development plans work out I hope to minimize time in the Pulumi CLI because I will be using the Pulumi automation api. Anyhow given @billowy-army-68599 help earlier in this thread I have just deployed my first resources to Azure via the Pulumi CLI. Not a bad first day.
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billowy-army-68599

06/24/2021, 3:09 PM
happy to hear!