I only found documentation of CLI for Blender itself. What about the installer? I can't find any sort of info anywhere, I also asked few times in the support chat with no reply.

Why do I need it? Main goal would be to change the installer to install only one version when upgrading, if possible. But I'd like to see what's possible in general, for automatic installation with Chocolatey.

  • $\begingroup$ "Change the installer to install only one version" How many versions is your installer deploying? There is no official Chocolatey installation that I'm aware of $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 2, 2023 at 0:22
  • $\begingroup$ This community.chocolatey.org/packages/blender installs at the very least 2 versions, 3.5 and 3.6, but I think I'm pretty sure it's "infinite" for all minor versions. But I remember reading somewhere it's default behavior of Blender isntaller in general, not just the Chocolatey's one. I also clarified it happens when upgrading. $\endgroup$
    – Destroy666
    Commented Jul 2, 2023 at 0:26
  • $\begingroup$ Official installers only install the one single version you downloaded. Chocolatey installers are provided by third party, so official documentation doesn't cover using them. You will have to ask their authors for assistance, this is not something we can help you with, and this question seems off topic here. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 2, 2023 at 0:34
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    $\begingroup$ On Windows there are only three official channels to install Blender: Blender.org which proposes either an executable installer or a zip file, or Steam, or Microsoft Store. There are no other official ways, hence no "official CLI installer" to document. Other channels to install and upgrade $\endgroup$
    – Lauloque
    Commented Jul 2, 2023 at 2:45
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    $\begingroup$ When it comes to chocolatey, AFAIK you either install one version via choco install blender <optional --version=x.x.x> or you upgrade via choco upgrade blender <optional --version=x.x.x>. Using the Install command should always install what you asked (specific asked version or latest available) no matter what you already have installed. While upgrade should upgrade your latest version to the new one. Some people like to manually uninstall and then instal instead of using upgrade. You can use choco uninstall blender --all-versions to clear all potential versions you might have. $\endgroup$
    – Lauloque
    Commented Jul 2, 2023 at 2:49


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