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apk – Manages apk packages

Synopsis

  • Manages apk packages for Alpine Linux.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
available
boolean
added in 2.4
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
During upgrade, reset versioned world dependencies and change logic to prefer replacing or downgrading packages (instead of holding them) if the currently installed package is no longer available from any repository.
name
-
A package name, like foo, or multiple packages, like foo, bar.
repository
-
added in 2.4
A package repository or multiple repositories. Unlike with the underlying apk command, this list will override the system repositories rather than supplement them.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • latest
Indicates the desired package(s) state.
present ensures the package(s) is/are present.
absent ensures the package(s) is/are absent.
latest ensures the package(s) is/are present and the latest version(s).
update_cache
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Update repository indexes. Can be run with other steps or on it's own.
upgrade
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Upgrade all installed packages to their latest version.

Notes

Note

  • “name” and “upgrade” are mutually exclusive.
  • When used with a loop: each package will be processed individually, it is much more efficient to pass the list directly to the name option.

Examples

# Update repositories and install "foo" package
- apk:
    name: foo
    update_cache: yes

# Update repositories and install "foo" and "bar" packages
- apk:
    name: foo,bar
    update_cache: yes

# Remove "foo" package
- apk:
    name: foo
    state: absent

# Remove "foo" and "bar" packages
- apk:
    name: foo,bar
    state: absent

# Install the package "foo"
- apk:
    name: foo
    state: present

# Install the packages "foo" and "bar"
- apk:
    name: foo,bar
    state: present

# Update repositories and update package "foo" to latest version
- apk:
    name: foo
    state: latest
    update_cache: yes

# Update repositories and update packages "foo" and "bar" to latest versions
- apk:
    name: foo,bar
    state: latest
    update_cache: yes

# Update all installed packages to the latest versions
- apk:
    upgrade: yes

# Upgrade / replace / downgrade / uninstall all installed packages to the latest versions available
- apk:
    available: yes
    upgrade: yes

# Update repositories as a separate step
- apk:
    update_cache: yes

# Install package from a specific repository
- apk:
    name: foo
    state: latest
    update_cache: yes
    repository: http://dl-3.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/main

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
packages
list
when packages have changed
a list of packages that have been changed

Sample:
['package', 'other-package']


Status

  • This module is guaranteed to have no backward incompatible interface changes going forward. [stableinterface]
  • This module is maintained by the Ansible Community. [community]

Authors

  • Kevin Brebanov (@kbrebanov)

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