community.general.make – Run targets in a Makefile

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.make.

Synopsis

  • Run targets in a Makefile.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • make

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
chdir
path / required
Change to this directory before running make.
file
path
Use a custom Makefile.
jobs
integer
added in 2.0.0 of community.general
Set the number of make jobs to run concurrently.
Typically if set, this would be the number of processors and/or threads available to the machine.
This is not supported by all make implementations.
make
path
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
Use a specific make binary.
params
dictionary
Any extra parameters to pass to make.
target
string
The target to run.
Typically this would be something like install,test or all."

Examples

- name: Build the default target
  community.general.make:
    chdir: /home/ubuntu/cool-project

- name: Run 'install' target as root
  community.general.make:
    chdir: /home/ubuntu/cool-project
    target: install
  become: yes

- name: Build 'all' target with extra arguments
  community.general.make:
    chdir: /home/ubuntu/cool-project
    target: all
    params:
      NUM_THREADS: 4
      BACKEND: lapack

- name: Build 'all' target with a custom Makefile
  community.general.make:
    chdir: /home/ubuntu/cool-project
    target: all
    file: /some-project/Makefile

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