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pkgutil - Manage CSW-Packages on Solaris

New in version 1.3.

Synopsis

  • Manages CSW packages (SVR4 format) on Solaris 10 and 11.
  • These were the native packages on Solaris <= 10 and are available as a legacy feature in Solaris 11.
  • Pkgutil is an advanced packaging system, which resolves dependency on installation. It is designed for CSW packages.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
name
required
Package name, e.g. (CSWnrpe)
site
Specifies the repository path to install the package from.
Its global definition is done in /etc/opt/csw/pkgutil.conf.
state
required
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
  • latest
Whether to install (present), or remove (absent) a package.
The upgrade (latest) operation will update/install the package to the latest version available.
Note: The module has a limitation that (latest) only works for one package, not lists of them.
update_catalog
(added in 2.1)
Default:
"no"
If you want to refresh your catalog from the mirror, set this to (yes).

Examples

# Install a package
- pkgutil:
    name: CSWcommon
    state: present

# Install a package from a specific repository
- pkgutil:
    name: CSWnrpe
    site: 'ftp://myinternal.repo/opencsw/kiel'
    state: latest

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.

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

  • Alexander Winkler (@dermute)

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