containers.podman.podman_import module – Import Podman container from a tar file.

Note

This module is part of the containers.podman collection (version 1.12.1).

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 containers.podman. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: containers.podman.podman_import.

Synopsis

  • podman import imports a tarball (.tar, .tar.gz, .tgz, .bzip, .tar.xz, .txz) and saves it as a filesystem image.

Requirements

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

  • Podman installed on host

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

change

list / elements=dictionary

Set changes as list of key-value pairs, see example.

commit_message

string

Set commit message for imported image

executable

string

Path to podman executable if it is not in the $PATH on the machine running podman

Default: "podman"

src

string / required

Path to image file to load.

volume

string

Volume to import, cannot be used with change and commit_message

Examples

# What modules does for example
- containers.podman.podman_import:
    src: /path/to/tar/file
    change:
      - "CMD": /bin/bash
      - "User": root
    commit_message: "Importing image"
- containers.podman.podman_import:
    src: /path/to/tar/file
    volume: myvolume

Return Values

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

Key

Description

image

dictionary

info from loaded image

Returned: always

Sample: {"Annotations": {}, "Architecture": "amd64", "Author": "", "Comment": "imported from tarball", "Config": {}, "Created": "2021-09-07T04:45:38.749977105+03:00", "Digest": "sha256:8730c75be86a718929a658db4663d487e562d66762....", "GraphDriver": {"Data": {"UpperDir": "/home/...34/diff", "WorkDir": "/home/.../work"}, "Name": "overlay"}, "History": [{"comment": "imported from tarball", "created": "2021-09-07T04:45:38.749977105+03:00", "created_by": "/bin/sh -c #(nop) ADD file:091... in /"}], "Id": "cbc6d73c4d232db6e8441df96af81855f62c74157b5db80a1d5...", "Labels": null, "ManifestType": "application/vnd.oci.image.manifest.v1+json", "NamesHistory": null, "Os": "linux", "Parent": "", "RepoDigests": [], "RepoTags": [], "RootFS": {"Layers": ["sha256:...."], "Type": "layers"}, "Size": 5882449, "User": "", "Version": "", "VirtualSize": 5882449}

Authors

  • Sagi Shnaidman (@sshnaidm)