Installing Ansible on specific operating systems

The ansible package can always be installed from PyPI using pip on most systems but it is also packaged and maintained by the community for a variety of Linux distributions.

The following instructions will guide you through installing the ansible package with your preferred distribution’s package manager.

Installing Ansible on Fedora or CentOS

On Fedora:

$ sudo dnf install ansible

On CentOS:

$ sudo yum install epel-release
$ sudo yum install ansible

RPMs for currently supported versions of CentOS are also available from EPEL.

Installing Ansible on Ubuntu

Ubuntu builds are available in a PPA here.

To configure the PPA on your system and install Ansible run these commands:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install software-properties-common
$ sudo add-apt-repository --yes --update ppa:ansible/ansible
$ sudo apt install ansible


On older Ubuntu distributions, “software-properties-common” is called “python-software-properties”. You may want to use apt-get rather than apt in older versions. Also, be aware that only newer distributions (that is, 18.04, 18.10, and later) have a -u or --update flag. Adjust your script as needed.

Installing Ansible on Debian

Debian users can use the same source as the Ubuntu PPA (using the following table).



Debian 11 (Bullseye)


Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal)

Debian 10 (Buster)


Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic)


Ansible releases are only built for Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic) or later releases.

Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list or /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ansible.list:


Example for Debian 11 (Bullseye)

deb focal main

Then run these commands:

$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 93C4A3FD7BB9C367
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install ansible

Installing Ansible on Windows

You cannot use a Windows system for the Ansible control node. See Can Ansible run on Windows?

See also

Installing Ansible on Arch Linux

Distro-specific installation on Arch Linux

Installing Ansible on Clear Linux

Distro-specific installation on Clear Linux