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pip - Manages Python library dependencies.

Synopsis

  • Manage Python library dependencies. To use this module, one of the following keys is required: name or requirements.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
chdir
(added in 1.3)
no
cd into this directory before running the command
editable
(added in 2.0)
no True
Pass the editable flag for versioning URLs.
executable
(added in 1.3)
no
The explicit executable or a pathname to the executable to be used to run pip for a specific version of Python installed in the system. For example pip-3.3, if there are both Python 2.7 and 3.3 installations in the system and you want to run pip for the Python 3.3 installation. It cannot be specified together with the 'virtualenv' parameter (added in 2.1). By default, it will take the appropriate version for the python interpreter use by ansible, e.g. pip3 on python 3, and pip2 or pip on python 2.
extra_args
no
Extra arguments passed to pip.
name
no
The name of a Python library to install or the url of the remote package.
As of 2.2 you can supply a list of names.
requirements
no
The path to a pip requirements file, which should be local to the remote system. File can be specified as a relative path if using the chdir option.
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
  • latest
  • forcereinstall
The state of module
The 'forcereinstall' option is only available in Ansible 2.1 and above.
umask
(added in 2.1)
no
The system umask to apply before installing the pip package. This is useful, for example, when installing on systems that have a very restrictive umask by default (e.g., 0077) and you want to pip install packages which are to be used by all users. Note that this requires you to specify desired umask mode in octal, with a leading 0 (e.g., 0077).
version
no
The version number to install of the Python library specified in the name parameter
virtualenv
no
An optional path to a virtualenv directory to install into. It cannot be specified together with the 'executable' parameter (added in 2.1). If the virtualenv does not exist, it will be created before installing packages. The optional virtualenv_site_packages, virtualenv_command, and virtualenv_python options affect the creation of the virtualenv.
virtualenv_command
no virtualenv
The command or a pathname to the command to create the virtual environment with. For example pyvenv, virtualenv, virtualenv2, ~/bin/virtualenv, /usr/local/bin/virtualenv.
virtualenv_python
(added in 2.0)
no
The Python executable used for creating the virtual environment. For example python3.5, python2.7. When not specified, the Python version used to run the ansible module is used.
virtualenv_site_packages
no no
  • yes
  • no
Whether the virtual environment will inherit packages from the global site-packages directory. Note that if this setting is changed on an already existing virtual environment it will not have any effect, the environment must be deleted and newly created.

Examples

# Install (Bottle) python package.
- pip:
    name: bottle

# Install (Bottle) python package on version 0.11.
- pip:
    name: bottle
    version: 0.11

# Install (MyApp) using one of the remote protocols (bzr+,hg+,git+,svn+). You do not have to supply '-e' option in extra_args.
- pip:
    name: svn+http://myrepo/svn/MyApp#egg=MyApp

# Install MyApp using one of the remote protocols (bzr+,hg+,git+) in a non editable way.
- pip:
    name: git+http://myrepo/app/MyApp
    editable: false

# Install (MyApp) from local tarball
- pip:
    name: file:///path/to/MyApp.tar.gz

# Install (Bottle) into the specified (virtualenv), inheriting none of the globally installed modules
- pip:
    name: bottle
    virtualenv: /my_app/venv

# Install (Bottle) into the specified (virtualenv), inheriting globally installed modules
- pip:
    name: bottle
    virtualenv: /my_app/venv
    virtualenv_site_packages: yes

# Install (Bottle) into the specified (virtualenv), using Python 2.7
- pip:
    name: bottle
    virtualenv: /my_app/venv
    virtualenv_command: virtualenv-2.7

# Install specified python requirements.
- pip:
    requirements: /my_app/requirements.txt

# Install specified python requirements in indicated (virtualenv).
- pip:
    requirements: /my_app/requirements.txt
    virtualenv: /my_app/venv

# Install specified python requirements and custom Index URL.
- pip:
    requirements: /my_app/requirements.txt
    extra_args: -i https://example.com/pypi/simple

# Install (Bottle) for Python 3.3 specifically,using the 'pip-3.3' executable.
- pip:
    name: bottle
    executable: pip-3.3

# Install (Bottle), forcing reinstallation if it's already installed
- pip:
    name: bottle
    state: forcereinstall

# Install (Bottle) while ensuring the umask is 0022 (to ensure other users can use it)
- pip:
    name: bottle
    umask: 0022
  become: True

Notes

Note

  • Please note that virtualenv (http://www.virtualenv.org/) must be installed on the remote host if the virtualenv parameter is specified and the virtualenv needs to be created.
  • By default, this module will use the appropriate version of pip for the interpreter used by ansible (e.g. pip3 when using python 3, pip2 otherwise)

Status

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

Support

This module is supported mainly by the community and is curated by core committers.

For more information on what this means please read Module Support

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