community.general.apk module – Manages apk packages

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 9.0.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.apk.

Synopsis

  • Manages apk packages for Alpine Linux.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

available

boolean

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.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

name

list / elements=string

A package name, like foo, or multiple packages, like foo,bar.

Do not include additional whitespace when specifying multiple packages as a string. Prefer YAML lists over comma-separating multiple package names.

no_cache

boolean

added in community.general 1.0.0

Do not use any local cache path.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

repository

list / elements=string

A package repository or multiple repositories. Unlike with the underlying apk command, this list will override the system repositories rather than supplement them.

state

string

Indicates the desired package(s) state.

present ensures the package(s) is/are present. installed can be used as an alias.

absent ensures the package(s) is/are absent. removed can be used as an alias.

latest ensures the package(s) is/are present and the latest version(s).

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

  • "latest"

  • "installed"

  • "removed"

update_cache

boolean

Update repository indexes. Can be run with other steps or on its own.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

upgrade

boolean

Upgrade all installed packages to their latest version.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

world

string

added in community.general 5.4.0

Use a custom world file when checking for explicitly installed packages.

Default: "/etc/apk/world"

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: full

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: none

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

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

- name: Update repositories and install foo package
  community.general.apk:
    name: foo
    update_cache: true

- name: Update repositories and install foo and bar packages
  community.general.apk:
    name: foo,bar
    update_cache: true

- name: Remove foo package
  community.general.apk:
    name: foo
    state: absent

- name: Remove foo and bar packages
  community.general.apk:
    name: foo,bar
    state: absent

- name: Install the package foo
  community.general.apk:
    name: foo
    state: present

- name: Install the packages foo and bar
  community.general.apk:
    name: foo,bar
    state: present

- name: Update repositories and update package foo to latest version
  community.general.apk:
    name: foo
    state: latest
    update_cache: true

- name: Update repositories and update packages foo and bar to latest versions
  community.general.apk:
    name: foo,bar
    state: latest
    update_cache: true

- name: Update all installed packages to the latest versions
  community.general.apk:
    upgrade: true

- name: Upgrade / replace / downgrade / uninstall all installed packages to the latest versions available
  community.general.apk:
    available: true
    upgrade: true

- name: Update repositories as a separate step
  community.general.apk:
    update_cache: true

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

- name: Install package without using cache
  community.general.apk:
    name: foo
    state: latest
    no_cache: true

- name: Install package checking a custom world
  community.general.apk:
    name: foo
    state: latest
    world: /etc/apk/world.custom

Return Values

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

Key

Description

packages

list / elements=string

a list of packages that have been changed

Returned: when packages have changed

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

Authors

  • Kevin Brebanov (@kbrebanov)