community.general.layman – Manage Gentoo overlays

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 3.8.1).

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.layman.

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
string
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.

aliases: url
name
string / 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
string
    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

- name: Install the overlay mozilla which is on the central overlays list
  community.general.layman:
    name: mozilla

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

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

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

- name: Uninstall the overlay cvut
  community.general.layman:
    name: cvut
    state: absent

Authors

  • Jakub Jirutka (@jirutka)