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Installing Scoop with Non Admin Account

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Installing Scoop with Non-Admin Account #

This procedure has now been marked as unauthorized on the DREN #

On DREN Machine

Scoop, a non-admin package manager for Windows. To install, open Powershell and run the following:

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser

iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('')

As of 6/15/2018, the DREN is not configured to trust certain root TLS certificates (like the one that is signed by). If you get a TLS error, you can temporarily disable TLS trust checking with the following command. Then try installing again.

[System.Net.ServicePointManager]::ServerCertificateValidationCallback = {$true} ;

scoop should now be on your PATH. It needs Git to update itself so, if it is not installed already, run:

scoop install git

Finally run:

scoop bucket add extras

You can now search for packages using the “scoop search” command and, if a package does not exist for your software, writing one of your own is as simple as a JSON file.

Caveat: If you get a TLS error during a package install, you may need to run [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::ServerCertificateValidationCallback = {$true} ; again. Then, uninstall the package (scoop uninstall {package}) before installing it again (scoop install {package}).

Using Scoop to Install NPM and Vue projects #

  • In Powershell, change into the directory where you would like to create your Vue project
  • Use scoop to install node
    • scoop install nodejs-lts
  • Install the Vue CLI globally using NPM
    • npm install -g @vue/cli
  • Create a Vue project
    • vue create my-project
    • cd my-project
    • npm run serve
  • use 7-zip on Windows to compress your node_modules folder into .tar format
  • delete node_modules directory
  • use 7-zip on Windows to compress my-project (.zip or .tar is fine when compressing the project directory)

On RDTE Ubuntu Machine

  • extract your or my-project.tar wherever you want it.
  • cd my-project and untar the node_modules.tar
    • tar -xvf node_modules.tar
  • npm install
  • npm run serve

Using Scoop to Download Docker Images #

On DREN Machine

  • In Powershell install Cygwin
    • scoop install cygwin
  • Once cygwin is installed, enter a cygwin prompt by typing cygwin in your Powershell
  • Find your cygwin home directory
    • cygpath -w ~
  • Check cygwin installed packages
    • cygcheck --check-setup
    • wget should be installed by default
  • Use wget to download and install apt-cyg
    • wget -O apt-cyg
    • install apt-cyg /bin
  • Use apt-cyg to install curl
    • apt-cyg install curl
    • apt-cyg install jq
  • Use scoop to install curl, go and jq
    • scoop install curl
    • scoop install jq
    • scoop install go

the above method is archived for historical purposes

  • In Powershell install git, curl, jq, go, and tar
    • scoop install git curl jq go tar
  • Run git-bash
    • git-bash
  • In git-bash
  • Download
    • curl -o
  • Run the file
    • bash {dir_name} {image_name}:{tag}
    • ie. bash ubuntu ubuntu:bionic
  • Once the image has completed downloading, tar the directory for transfer to RDTE computer
    • tar -C '{dir_name}' -cf '{image_name}.tar' .
    • ie. tar -C 'ubuntu' -cf 'ubuntu.tar' .

On RDTE Ubuntu Machine

  • Import the image into Docker
    • docker load -i {image_name}.tar
    • ie. docker load -i ubuntu.tar
  • Verify that the image was imported correctly
    • docker images