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portinstall - Installing packages from FreeBSD’s ports system

New in version 1.3.

Synopsis

  • Manage packages for FreeBSD using ‘portinstall’.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
name
yes
name of package to install/remove
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
state of the package
use_packages
no True
  • yes
  • no
use packages instead of ports whenever available

Examples

# Install package foo
- portinstall:
    name: foo
    state: present

# Install package security/cyrus-sasl2-saslauthd
- portinstall:
    name: security/cyrus-sasl2-saslauthd
    state: present

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

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

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