community.general.pkgin – Package manager for SmartOS, NetBSD, et al.

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection.

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

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

Synopsis

  • The standard package manager for SmartOS, but also usable on NetBSD or any OS that uses pkgsrc. (Home: http://pkgin.net/)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
clean
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Clean packages cache
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Force package reinstall
full_upgrade
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Upgrade all packages to their newer versions
name
list / elements=string
Name of package to install/remove;
multiple names may be given, separated by commas

aliases: pkg
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Intended state of the package
update_cache
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Update repository database. Can be run with other steps or on it's own.
upgrade
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Upgrade main packages to their newer versions

Notes

Note

  • Known bug with pkgin < 0.8.0: if a package is removed and another package depends on it, the other package will be silently removed as well. New to Ansible 1.9: check-mode support.

Examples

- name: Install package foo
  community.general.pkgin:
    name: foo
    state: present

- name: Update cache and install foo package
  community.general.pkgin:
    name: foo
    update_cache: yes

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

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

- name: Update repositories as a separate step
  community.general.pkgin:
    update_cache: yes

- name: Upgrade main packages (equivalent to pkgin upgrade)
  community.general.pkgin:
    upgrade: yes

- name: Upgrade all packages (equivalent to pkgin full-upgrade)
  community.general.pkgin:
    full_upgrade: yes

- name: Force-upgrade all packages (equivalent to pkgin -F full-upgrade)
  community.general.pkgin:
    full_upgrade: yes
    force: yes

- name: Clean packages cache (equivalent to pkgin clean)
  community.general.pkgin:
    clean: yes

Authors

  • Larry Gilbert (@L2G)

  • Shaun Zinck (@szinck)

  • Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse (@jasperla)