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apk - Manages apk packages

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Manages apk packages for Alpine Linux.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
name
no
A package name, like foo, or mutliple packages, like foo, bar.
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
  • latest
Indicates the desired package(s) state.
present ensures the package(s) is/are present.
absent ensures the package(s) is/are absent.
latest ensures the package(s) is/are present and the latest version(s).
update_cache
no
  • yes
  • no
Update repository indexes. Can be run with other steps or on it's own.
upgrade
no
  • yes
  • no
Upgrade all installed packages to their latest version.

Examples

# Update repositories and install "foo" package
- apk:
    name: foo
    update_cache: yes

# Update repositories and install "foo" and "bar" packages
- apk:
    name: foo,bar
    update_cache: yes

# Remove "foo" package
- apk:
    name: foo
    state: absent

# Remove "foo" and "bar" packages
- apk:
    name: foo,bar
    state: absent

# Install the package "foo"
- apk:
    name: foo
    state: present

# Install the packages "foo" and "bar"
- apk:
    name: foo,bar
    state: present

# Update repositories and update package "foo" to latest version
- apk:
    name: foo
    state: latest
    update_cache: yes

# Update repositories and update packages "foo" and "bar" to latest versions
- apk:
    name: foo,bar
    state: latest
    update_cache: yes

# Update all installed packages to the latest versions
- apk:
    upgrade: yes

# Update repositories as a separate step
- apk:
    update_cache: yes

Notes

Note

  • “name” and “upgrade” are mutually exclusive.

Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

Support

This module is community maintained without core committer oversight.

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