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layman – Manage Gentoo overlays

Synopsis

  • Uses Layman to manage an additional repositories for the Portage package manager on Gentoo Linux. Please note that Layman must be installed on a managed node prior using this module.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • layman python module

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
list_url
-
An URL of the alternative overlays list that defines the overlay to install. This list will be fetched and saved under ${overlay_defs}/${name}.xml), where overlay_defs is readed from the Layman's configuration.
name
- / required
The overlay id to install, synchronize, or uninstall. Use 'ALL' to sync all of the installed overlays (can be used only when state=updated).
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • updated
Whether to install (present), sync (updated), or uninstall (absent) the overlay.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be set to no when no other option exists. Prior to 1.9.3 the code defaulted to no.

Examples

# Install the overlay 'mozilla' which is on the central overlays list.
- layman:
    name: mozilla

# Install the overlay 'cvut' from the specified alternative list.
- layman:
    name: cvut
    list_url: 'http://raw.github.com/cvut/gentoo-overlay/master/overlay.xml'

# Update (sync) the overlay 'cvut', or install if not installed yet.
- layman:
    name: cvut
    list_url: 'http://raw.github.com/cvut/gentoo-overlay/master/overlay.xml'
    state: updated

# Update (sync) all of the installed overlays.
- layman:
    name: ALL
    state: updated

# Uninstall the overlay 'cvut'.
- layman:
    name: cvut
    state: absent

Status

Authors

  • Jakub Jirutka (@jirutka)

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