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svr4pkg - Manage Solaris SVR4 packages

Synopsis

  • Manages SVR4 packages on Solaris 10 and 11.
  • These were the native packages on Solaris <= 10 and are available as a legacy feature in Solaris 11.
  • Note that this is a very basic packaging system. It will not enforce dependencies on install or remove.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
category
(added in 1.6)
no
  • true
  • false
Install/Remove category instead of a single package.
name
yes
Package name, e.g. SUNWcsr
proxy
no
HTTP[s] proxy to be used if src is a URL.
response_file
no
Specifies the location of a response file to be used if package expects input on install. (added in Ansible 1.4)
src
no
Specifies the location to install the package from. Required when state=present.
Can be any path acceptable to the pkgadd command's -d option. e.g.: somefile.pkg, /dir/with/pkgs, http:/server/mypkgs.pkg.
If using a file or directory, they must already be accessible by the host. See the copy module for a way to get them there.
state
yes
  • present
  • absent
Whether to install (present), or remove (absent) a package.
If the package is to be installed, then src is required.
The SVR4 package system doesn't provide an upgrade operation. You need to uninstall the old, then install the new package.
zone
(added in 1.6)
no all
  • current
  • all
Whether to install the package only in the current zone, or install it into all zones.
The installation into all zones works only if you are working with the global zone.

Examples

# Install a package from an already copied file
- svr4pkg:
    name: CSWcommon
    src: /tmp/cswpkgs.pkg
    state: present

# Install a package directly from an http site
- svr4pkg:
    name: CSWpkgutil
    src: 'http://get.opencsw.org/now'
    state: present
    zone: current

# Install a package with a response file
- svr4pkg:
    name: CSWggrep
    src: /tmp/third-party.pkg
    response_file: /tmp/ggrep.response
    state: present

# Ensure that a package is not installed.
- svr4pkg:
    name: SUNWgnome-sound-recorder
    state: absent

# Ensure that a category is not installed.
- svr4pkg:
    name: FIREFOX
    state: absent
    category: true

Status

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

Support

This module is community maintained without core committer oversight.

For more information on what this means please read Module Support

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