community.general.opkg module – Package manager for OpenWrt and Openembedded/Yocto based Linux distributions

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.5.0).

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. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

Synopsis

  • Manages ipk packages for OpenWrt and Openembedded/Yocto based Linux distributions

Requirements

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

  • opkg

  • python

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

force

string

The opkg --force parameter used.

Choices:

  • "" ← (default)

  • "depends"

  • "maintainer"

  • "reinstall"

  • "overwrite"

  • "downgrade"

  • "space"

  • "postinstall"

  • "remove"

  • "checksum"

  • "removal-of-dependent-packages"

name

aliases: pkg

list / elements=string / required

Name of package(s) to install/remove.

NAME=VERSION syntax is also supported to install a package in a certain version. See the examples. This only works on Yocto based Linux distributions (opkg>=0.3.2) and not for OpenWrt. This is supported since community.general 6.2.0.

state

string

State of the package.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

  • "installed"

  • "removed"

update_cache

boolean

Update the package DB first.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: none

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.

Examples

- name: Install foo
  community.general.opkg:
    name: foo
    state: present

- name: Install foo in version 1.2 (opkg>=0.3.2 on Yocto based Linux distributions)
  community.general.opkg:
    name: foo=1.2
    state: present

- name: Update cache and install foo
  community.general.opkg:
    name: foo
    state: present
    update_cache: true

- name: Remove foo
  community.general.opkg:
    name: foo
    state: absent

- name: Remove foo and bar
  community.general.opkg:
    name:
      - foo
      - bar
    state: absent

- name: Install foo using overwrite option forcibly
  community.general.opkg:
    name: foo
    state: present
    force: overwrite

Authors

  • Patrick Pelletier (@skinp)