package_facts – package information as facts¶
New in version 2.5.
The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.
- For ‘portage’ support it requires the
qlistutility, which is part of ‘app-portage/portage-utils’.
- For Debian-based systems
python-aptpackage must be installed on targeted hosts.
The package manager used by the system so we can query the package information.
Since 2.8 this is a list and can support multiple package managers per system.
The 'portage' and 'pkg' options were added in version 2.8.
added in 2.8
This option controls how the module queries the package managers on the system.
- name: Gather the rpm package facts package_facts: manager: auto - name: Print the rpm package facts debug: var: ansible_facts.packages
Facts returned by this module are added/updated in the
hostvars host facts and can be referenced by name just like any other host fact. They do not need to be registered in order to use them.
|when operating system level package manager is specified or auto detected manager||
list of dicts with package information