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pkgutil – Manage CSW-Packages on Solaris

Synopsis

  • Manages CSW packages (SVR4 format) on Solaris 10 and 11.
  • These were the native packages on Solaris <= 10 and are available as a legacy feature in Solaris 11.
  • Pkgutil is an advanced packaging system, which resolves dependency on installation. It is designed for CSW packages.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
name
- / required
Package name, e.g. (CSWnrpe)
site
-
Specifies the repository path to install the package from.
Its global definition is done in /etc/opt/csw/pkgutil.conf.
state
- / required
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
  • latest
Whether to install (present), or remove (absent) a package.
The upgrade (latest) operation will update/install the package to the latest version available.
Note: The module has a limitation that (latest) only works for one package, not lists of them.
update_catalog
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If you want to refresh your catalog from the mirror, set this to (yes).

Examples

# Install a package
- pkgutil:
    name: CSWcommon
    state: present

# Install a package from a specific repository
- pkgutil:
    name: CSWnrpe
    site: 'ftp://myinternal.repo/opencsw/kiel'
    state: latest

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

  • Alexander Winkler (@dermute)

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