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pkgin – Package manager for SmartOS, NetBSD, et al

Synopsis

  • The standard package manager for SmartOS, but also usable on NetBSD or any OS that uses pkgsrc. (Home: http://pkgin.net/)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
clean
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Clean packages cache
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Force package reinstall
full_upgrade
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Upgrade all packages to their newer versions
name
-
Name of package to install/remove;
multiple names may be given, separated by commas
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Intended state of the package
update_cache
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Update repository database. Can be run with other steps or on it's own.
upgrade
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Upgrade main packages to their newer versions

Notes

Note

  • Known bug with pkgin < 0.8.0: if a package is removed and another package depends on it, the other package will be silently removed as well. New to Ansible 1.9: check-mode support.

Examples

# install package foo
- pkgin:
    name: foo
    state: present

# Update database and install "foo" package
- pkgin:
    name: foo
    update_cache: yes

# remove package foo
- pkgin:
    name: foo
    state: absent

# remove packages foo and bar
- pkgin:
    name: foo,bar
    state: absent

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

# Upgrade main packages (equivalent to C(pkgin upgrade))
- pkgin:
    upgrade: yes

# Upgrade all packages (equivalent to C(pkgin full-upgrade))
- pkgin:
    full_upgrade: yes

# Force-upgrade all packages (equivalent to C(pkgin -F full-upgrade))
- pkgin:
    full_upgrade: yes
    force: yes

# clean packages cache (equivalent to C(pkgin clean))
- pkgin:
    clean: yes

Status

Authors

  • Larry Gilbert (@L2G)
  • Shaun Zinck (@szinck)
  • Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse (@jasperla)

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