community.general.pipx module – Manages applications installed with pipx

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 8.5.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.pipx.

New in community.general 3.8.0

Synopsis

  • Manage Python applications installed in isolated virtualenvs using pipx.

Aliases: packaging.language.pipx

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

editable

boolean

added in community.general 4.6.0

Install the project in editable mode.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

executable

path

Path to the pipx installed in the system.

If not specified, the module will use python -m pipx to run the tool, using the same Python interpreter as ansible itself.

force

boolean

Force modification of the application’s virtual environment. See pipx for details.

Only used when state=install, state=upgrade, state=upgrade_all, state=latest, or state=inject.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

include_injected

boolean

Upgrade the injected packages along with the application.

Only used when state=upgrade, state=upgrade_all, or state=latest.

This is used with state=upgrade and state=latest since community.general 6.6.0.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

index_url

string

Base URL of Python Package Index.

Only used when state=install, state=upgrade, state=latest, or state=inject.

inject_packages

list / elements=string

Packages to be injected into an existing virtual environment.

Only used when state=inject.

install_apps

boolean

added in community.general 6.5.0

Add apps from the injected packages.

Only used when state=inject.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

install_deps

boolean

Include applications of dependent packages.

Only used when state=install, state=latest, or state=inject.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

name

string

The name of the application to be installed. It must to be a simple package name. For passing package specifications or installing from URLs or directories, please use the source option.

pip_args

string

added in community.general 4.6.0

Arbitrary arguments to pass directly to pip.

python

string

Python version to be used when creating the application virtual environment. Must be 3.6+.

Only used when state=install, state=latest, state=reinstall, or state=reinstall_all.

source

string

If the application source, such as a package with version specifier, or an URL, directory or any other accepted specification. See pipx documentation for more details.

When specified, the pipx command will use source instead of name.

state

string

Desired state for the application.

The states present and absent are aliases to install and uninstall, respectively.

The state latest is equivalent to executing the task twice, with state install and then upgrade. It was added in community.general 5.5.0.

Choices:

  • "present"

  • "absent"

  • "install" ← (default)

  • "uninstall"

  • "uninstall_all"

  • "inject"

  • "upgrade"

  • "upgrade_all"

  • "reinstall"

  • "reinstall_all"

  • "latest"

system_site_packages

boolean

added in community.general 6.6.0

Give application virtual environment access to the system site-packages directory.

Only used when state=install or state=latest.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: full

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: full

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Notes

Note

  • This module does not install the pipx python package, however that can be easily done with the module ansible.builtin.pip.

  • This module does not require pipx to be in the shell PATH, but it must be loadable by Python as a module.

  • This module will honor pipx environment variables such as but not limited to PIPX_HOME and PIPX_BIN_DIR passed using the environment Ansible keyword.

  • This module requires pipx version 0.16.2.1 or above.

  • Please note that pipx requires Python 3.6 or above.

  • This first implementation does not verify whether a specified version constraint has been installed or not. Hence, when using version operators, pipx module will always try to execute the operation, even when the application was previously installed. This feature will be added in the future.

  • See also the pipx documentation at https://pypa.github.io/pipx/.

Examples

- name: Install tox
  community.general.pipx:
    name: tox

- name: Install tox from git repository
  community.general.pipx:
    name: tox
    source: git+https://github.com/tox-dev/tox.git

- name: Upgrade tox
  community.general.pipx:
    name: tox
    state: upgrade

- name: Reinstall black with specific Python version
  community.general.pipx:
    name: black
    state: reinstall
    python: 3.7

- name: Uninstall pycowsay
  community.general.pipx:
    name: pycowsay
    state: absent

Authors

  • Alexei Znamensky (@russoz)