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flatpak - Manage flatpaks

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Allows users to add or remove flatpaks.
  • See the flatpak_remote module for managing flatpak remotes.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • flatpak

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
executable Default:
"flatpak"
The path to the flatpak executable to use.
By default, this module looks for the flatpak executable on the path.
method
    Choices:
  • system ←
  • user
The installation method to use.
Defines if the flatpak is supposed to be installed globally for the whole system or only for the current user.
name
required
The name of the flatpak to manage.
When used with state=present, name can be specified as an http(s) URL to a flatpakref file or the unique reverse DNS name that identifies a flatpak.
When suppying a reverse DNS name, you can use the remote option to specify on what remote to look for the flatpak. An example for a reverse DNS name is org.gnome.gedit.
When used with state=absent, it is recommended to specify the name in the reverse DNS format.
When supplying an http(s) URL with state=absent, the module will try to match the installed flatpak based on the name of the flatpakref to remove it. However, there is no guarantee that the names of the flatpakref file and the reverse DNS name of the installed flatpak do match.
remote Default:
"flathub"
The flatpak remote (repository) to install the flatpak from.
By default, flathub is assumed, but you do need to add the flathub flatpak_remote before you can use this.
See the flatpak_remote module for managing flatpak remotes.
state
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Indicates the desired package state.

Examples

- name: Install the spotify flatpak
  flatpak:
    name:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/alexlarsson/spotify-repo/spotify.flatpakref
    state: present

- name: Install the gedit flatpak package
  flatpak:
    name: https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-apps-nightly/plain/gedit.flatpakref
    state: present

- name: Install the gedit package from flathub for current user
  flatpak:
    name: org.gnome.gedit
    state: present
  method: user

- name: Install the Gnome Calendar flatpak from the gnome remote system-wide
  flatpak:
    name: org.gnome.Calendar
    state: present
    remote: gnome

- name: Remove the gedit flatpak
  flatpak:
    name: org.gnome.gedit
    state: absent

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
command
string
When a flatpak command has been executed
The exact flatpak command that was executed

Sample:
/usr/bin/flatpak install --user -y flathub org.gnome.Calculator
msg
string
failure
Module error message

Sample:
Executable '/usr/local/bin/flatpak' was not found on the system.
rc
int
When a flatpak command has been executed
Return code from flatpak binary

stderr
string
When a flatpak command has been executed
Error output from flatpak binary

Sample:
error: Error searching remote flathub: Can't find ref org.gnome.KDE
stdout
string
When a flatpak command has been executed
Output from flatpak binary

Sample:
org.gnome.Calendar/x86_64/stable current org.gnome.gitg/x86_64/stable current


Status

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

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • John Kwiatkoski (@jaykayy)
  • Alexander Bethke (@oolongbrothers)

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