Scoop- Chocolatey alternative



  • Just formatted my wok laptop and was installing basic softwares. Forgot the name Chocolatey and was looking for homebrew alternative and found "Scoop"

    Scoop command-line installer for Windows, and scoop installs programs to your home directory by default. So you don’t need admin permissions to install programs, and you won’t see UAC popups every time you need to add or remove a program.

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  • And SSH works from there!



  • @Ambarishrh said in Scoop- Chocolatey alternative:

    Scoop command-line installer for Windows, and scoop installs programs to your home directory by default. So you don’t need admin permissions to install programs, and you won’t see UAC popups every time you need to add or remove a program.

    Huh, as the admin of my network, I hate that! I don't want users installing stuff on their computer unless it's approved by HR.



  • @Dashrender said in Scoop- Chocolatey alternative:

    @Ambarishrh said in Scoop- Chocolatey alternative:

    Scoop command-line installer for Windows, and scoop installs programs to your home directory by default. So you don’t need admin permissions to install programs, and you won’t see UAC popups every time you need to add or remove a program.

    Huh, as the admin of my network, I hate that! I don't want users installing stuff on their computer unless it's approved by HR.

    haha HR is approving your software! 😛



  • @DustinB3403 said in Scoop- Chocolatey alternative:

    @Dashrender said in Scoop- Chocolatey alternative:

    @Ambarishrh said in Scoop- Chocolatey alternative:

    Scoop command-line installer for Windows, and scoop installs programs to your home directory by default. So you don’t need admin permissions to install programs, and you won’t see UAC popups every time you need to add or remove a program.

    Huh, as the admin of my network, I hate that! I don't want users installing stuff on their computer unless it's approved by HR.

    haha HR is approving your software! 😛

    Well it's a might better than the users - really since my boss is the CEO and Office Manager and Head of HR, yes, HR approves all software. Approving software is not really an IT job - making sure that the company is using the best software for the situation is an IT job. Sadly even that is so often outside of IT's control.



  • @Dashrender said in Scoop- Chocolatey alternative:

    @DustinB3403 said in Scoop- Chocolatey alternative:

    @Dashrender said in Scoop- Chocolatey alternative:

    @Ambarishrh said in Scoop- Chocolatey alternative:

    Scoop command-line installer for Windows, and scoop installs programs to your home directory by default. So you don’t need admin permissions to install programs, and you won’t see UAC popups every time you need to add or remove a program.

    Huh, as the admin of my network, I hate that! I don't want users installing stuff on their computer unless it's approved by HR.

    haha HR is approving your software! 😛

    Approving software is not really an IT job - making sure that the company is using the best software for the situation is an IT job.

    This.



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  • How is Scoop different to Chocolatey?

    • Installs to ~/scoop/ by default You can set up your own programs and not worry that they'll interfere with other users' programs (or theirs with yours, perhaps more importantly). You can optionally choose to install programs system-wide if you have admin rights.

    • No UAC popups, doesn't require admin rights. Since programs are installed just for your user account, you won't be interrupted by UAC popups.

    • Doesn't pollute your path. Where possible, Scoop puts your program shims in a single directory and just adds that to your path

    • Doesn't use NuGet. NuGet is a great solution to the problem of managing software library dependencies. Scoop avoids this problem altogether: each program you install is isolated and independent.

    • Simpler than packaging Scoop isn't a package manager, rather it reads plain JSON manifests that describe how to install a program and its dependencies.

    • Simpler app repo. Scoop just uses git for its app repo. You can create your own repo, or even just a single file that describes an app to install.

    • Can't install a specific version of a program. Scoop doesn't allow installing every version release of a program, just the latest stable version. There are some exceptions, e.g. Python 2.7 and Ruby 1.9 which are commonly required—these can be installed from python27 and ruby19.

    • Focuses on developer tools. While it would be easy to install Skype with Scoop, this will probably never be in Scoop's main bucket (app repository). Scoop focuses on open-source, command-line developer tools.



  • Seems like a pretty neat tool.



  • @Ambarishrh said in Scoop- Chocolatey alternative:

    How is Scoop different to Chocolatey?

    • Doesn't pollute your path. Where possible, Scoop puts your program shims in a single directory and just adds that to your path

    • Doesn't use NuGet. NuGet is a great solution to the problem of managing software library dependencies. Scoop avoids this problem altogether: each program you install is isolated and independent.

    These two seem to be at odds with one another - if not, please educate me.
    I suppose the "where possible" is the exception ; 🙂