community.general.macports – Package manager for MacPorts

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.macports.

Synopsis

  • Manages MacPorts packages (ports)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
name
list / elements=string
A list of port names.

aliases: port
selfupdate
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Update Macports and the ports tree, either prior to installing ports or as a separate step.
Equivalent to running port selfupdate.

aliases: update_cache, update_ports
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • active
  • inactive
  • installed
  • removed
Indicates the desired state of the port.
upgrade
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Upgrade all outdated ports, either prior to installing ports or as a separate step.
Equivalent to running port upgrade outdated.
variant
string
A port variant specification.
variant is only supported with state: installed/present.

aliases: variants

Examples

- name: Install the foo port
  community.general.macports:
    name: foo

- name: Install the universal, x11 variant of the foo port
  community.general.macports:
    name: foo
    variant: +universal+x11

- name: Install a list of ports
  community.general.macports:
    name: "{{ ports }}"
  vars:
    ports:
    - foo
    - foo-tools

- name: Update Macports and the ports tree, then upgrade all outdated ports
  community.general.macports:
    selfupdate: yes
    upgrade: yes

- name: Update Macports and the ports tree, then install the foo port
  community.general.macports:
    name: foo
    selfupdate: yes

- name: Remove the foo port
  community.general.macports:
    name: foo
    state: absent

- name: Activate the foo port
  community.general.macports:
    name: foo
    state: active

- name: Deactivate the foo port
  community.general.macports:
    name: foo
    state: inactive

Authors

  • Jimmy Tang (@jcftang)