Jenkins : Extra Tool Installers Plugin

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Provides additional tool installation methods.

Extra Tool Installers

Jenkins plugin. Provides additional tool installers.


Plugin provides following installers:

  • Batch command installer for Windows.
    • This is functionally similar to the core code BatchCommandInstaller, but this one performs variable substitution on the batch script before it is executed.
    • Useful when you want your installation script to take node-specific variables into account.
  • Install from a specified folder
    • Setup without any actions (ex, "installation" from a shared directory)
    • Useful when a tool is pre-installed on nodes matching a particular label expression
  • Skip or fail installation
    • Prints warnings during the installation and/or fails the installation
    • Useful when a tool is not available on nodes matching a particular label expression
  • Download (with basic authentication) and extract a zip/tar.gz
    • This is functionally similar to the core code "Extract .zip/.tar.gz" installer, but this supports HTTP Basic Authentication for the download.
    • Useful when you need to download from servers that do not permit anonymous downloads.
  • Try any of ...
    • Used to try (and possibly re-try) one or more nested installers until one succeeds.
    • Useful when using e.g. Extract .zip/tar.gz installers that are downloading from URLs which cannot be relied upon.

Example of installers usage in the Custom Tools Plugin:

Example of using the "Try any of..." and "basic-auth" installers to try downloading a custom tool from either of two (unreliable) internal servers, retrying if necessary:


MIT License

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Version History

Version 0.5 (Feb 08, 2019)

  • (plus) Added the "Download (with basic authentication) and extract .zip/.tar.gz" installer
  • (plus) Added the "Try any of ..." installer

Version 0.4 (Dec 12, 2017)

  • (info) Update the core requirement to 1.651.3
  • (error) Cleanup the documentation and minor issues reported by FindBugs

Version 0.3 (01/19/2014)

  • (error) Added a home directory to the stub installer to avoid validation failures => warnings support (JENKINS-19527)
  • (plus) Parameters substitution error check is optional (false by default)
  • (info) Renamed BatchCommandInstaller to avoid display name conflicts (JENKINS-21202)

Version 0.2 (08/16/2013)

  • (plus) Stub installer: Print warning message or fail the build
  • (plus) Support of variables substitution in the "Tool Home" and stub installer's "Message"

Version 0.1 (07/20/2013)

  • (plus) Batch Command Installer
  • (plus) Shared Directory Installer ("install from the specified folder")