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Software Author(s):

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microsoft .net core runtime redistributable

Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable)



Downloads of v 2.1.20:


Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable)

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This package was rejected on 19 Aug 2020. The reviewer chocolatey-ops has listed the following reason(s):

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 14 Jul 2020 18:43:14 +00:00:

dotnetcore-runtime.portable has passed automated validation. It may have or may still fail other checks like testing (verification).
Congratulations! This package passed automatic validation review without flagging on any issues the validator currently checks. A human review could still turn up issues a computer may not easily find.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 15 Jul 2020 01:18:03 +00:00:

dotnetcore-runtime.portable has failed automated testing.
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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 04 Aug 2020 01:20:55 +00:00:

We've found dotnetcore-runtime.portable v2.1.20 in a submitted status and waiting for your next actions. It has had no updates for 20 or more days since a reviewer has asked for corrections. Please note that if there is no response or fix of the package within 15 days of this message, this package version will automatically be closed (rejected) due to being stale.

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 19 Aug 2020 01:24:55 +00:00:

Unfortunately there has not been progress to move dotnetcore-runtime.portable v2.1.20 towards an approved status within 15 days after the last review message, so we need to close (reject) the package version at this time. If you want to pick this version up and move it towards approval in the future, use the contact site admins link on the package page and we can move it back into a submitted status so you can submit updates.

Status Change - Changed status of package from 'submitted' to 'rejected'.


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This package is required to run console applications with the .NET Core runtime. The .NET Core Runtime is installed in the Chocolatey package installation directory, enabling side-by-side install of multiple versions. No shims are generated by default, so this package will also coexist peacefully with the dotnetcore-runtime.install package. To enable side-by-side installs, pass the --sxs argument to Chocolatey when installing this package.

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  • ShimDotnetExe - allows Chocolatey to generate a shim for dotnet.exe, effectively adding dotnet.exe to PATH

Example: cinst -y --params="ShimDotnetExe" dotnetcore-runtime.portable

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
Set-StrictMode -Version 2

$data = & (Join-Path -Path (Split-Path -Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path) -ChildPath data.ps1)

function Test-ShouldShimDotnetExe
    return $Env:chocolateyPackageParameters -like '*ShimDotnetExe*'

function Test-SideBySide
        [string] $packageDir,
        [string] $packageName,
        [string] $version

    return $packageDir -like "*\$packageName.$version*"

$packageDir = Split-Path -Parent -Path (Split-Path -Parent -Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$sxs = Test-SideBySide -packageDir $packageDir -packageName $data.PackageName -version $data.Version
if ($sxs)
    Write-Verbose 'Performing a side-by-side installation.'
    Write-Verbose 'Performing a non-side-by-side installation'

$shouldShimDotnetExe = Test-ShouldShimDotnetExe
if ($shouldShimDotnetExe)
    Write-Output "A shim for dotnet.exe will be generated, as requested. The 'dotnet' command will be available from all command prompts."
    if ($sxs)
        Write-Warning 'In a side-by-side installation, only the last installed dotnet.exe will be accessible via the shim.'
    Write-Output "A shim for dotnet.exe will not be generated. The 'dotnet' command will need to be invoked using the full path ($packageDir\dotnet.exe)."

$arguments = @{
    packageName = $data.PackageName
    unzipLocation = $packageDir
    url = $data.Url
    checksum = $data.Checksum
    checksumType = $data.ChecksumType
    url64bit = $data.Url64
    checksum64 = $data.Checksum64
    checksumType64 = $data.ChecksumType64
Set-StrictMode -Off
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @arguments | Out-Null # returns unzipLocation
Set-StrictMode -Version 2

Write-Debug "Generating ShimGen .ignore files"
$rootDotnetExePath = Join-Path -Path $packageDir -ChildPath 'dotnet.exe'
Get-ChildItem -Path $packageDir -Include '*.exe' -Recurse | ForEach-Object -Process {
    $filePath = $_.FullName
    Write-Debug "Found exe file: $filePath"
    if ($filePath -ne $rootDotnetExePath -or (-not $shouldShimDotnetExe))
        $ignoreFilePath = "$filePath.ignore"
        Write-Debug "Creating file $ignoreFilePath"
        New-Item -Path $ignoreFilePath -ItemType File -Force | Out-Null
    PackageName = 'dotnetcore-runtime.portable'
    Version = '2.1.20'
    Url = ''
    Checksum = 'b9dedbc0a4bca510c9f499db66d4facc269a12a7e1b99574cd80e5fb09e6168f8c5931657742f6e4d37996e0b63960182edbf8c16e8a324d9d641aa4b60eb2a6'
    ChecksumType = 'sha512'
    Url64 = ''
    Checksum64 = '0b7acb1100bd1543e1606691832d909b587c6dc2c58e4616af75aeb848f59568dabd5e32da1aeb35440f6148741ac7b99ae48686275a167a658c823a8e76f966'
    ChecksumType64 = 'sha512'

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 3.1.8 7 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 3.1.3 475 Thursday, April 2, 2020 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 3.1.2 166 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 3.1.1 118 Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 3.1.0 123 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 3.0.3 28 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Approved


.NET Core Release Notes


Initial package release for .NET Core 2.0.6.

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