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dnf - Manages packages with the dnf package manager

New in version 1.9.

Synopsis

  • Installs, upgrade, removes, and lists packages and groups with the dnf package manager.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
autoremove
(added in 2.4)
no
  • yes
  • no
If yes, removes all "leaf" packages from the system that were originally installed as dependencies of user-installed packages but which are no longer required by any such package. Should be used alone or when state is absent
conf_file
no
The remote dnf configuration file to use for the transaction.
disable_gpg_check
no no
  • yes
  • no
Whether to disable the GPG checking of signatures of packages being installed. Has an effect only if state is present or latest.
disablerepo
no
Repoid of repositories to disable for the install/update operation. These repos will not persist beyond the transaction. When specifying multiple repos, separate them with a ",".
enablerepo
no
Repoid of repositories to enable for the install/update operation. These repos will not persist beyond the transaction. When specifying multiple repos, separate them with a ",".
installroot
(added in 2.3)
no /
Specifies an alternative installroot, relative to which all packages will be installed.
list
no
Various (non-idempotent) commands for usage with /usr/bin/ansible and not playbooks. See examples.
name
yes
Package name, or package specifier with version, like name-1.0. When using state=latest, this can be '*' which means run: dnf -y update. You can also pass a url or a local path to a rpm file.
state
no present
  • present
  • latest
  • absent
Whether to install (present, latest), or remove (absent) a package.

Examples

- name: install the latest version of Apache
  dnf:
    name: httpd
    state: latest

- name: remove the Apache package
  dnf:
    name: httpd
    state: absent

- name: install the latest version of Apache from the testing repo
  dnf:
    name: httpd
    enablerepo: testing
    state: present

- name: upgrade all packages
  dnf:
    name: "*"
    state: latest

- name: install the nginx rpm from a remote repo
  dnf:
    name: 'http://nginx.org/packages/centos/6/noarch/RPMS/nginx-release-centos-6-0.el6.ngx.noarch.rpm'
    state: present

- name: install nginx rpm from a local file
  dnf:
    name: /usr/local/src/nginx-release-centos-6-0.el6.ngx.noarch.rpm
    state: present

- name: install the 'Development tools' package group
  dnf:
    name: '@Development tools'
    state: present

- name: Autoremove unneeded packages installed as dependencies
  dnf:
    autoremove: yes

- name: Uninstall httpd but keep its dependencies
  dnf:
    name: httpd
    state: absent
    autoremove: no

Notes

Note

  • autoremove requires dnf >= 2.0.1

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 maintained by those with core commit privileges

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