community.general.pkgutil module – OpenCSW package management on Solaris

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.3.0).

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.

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

Synopsis

  • This module installs, updates and removes packages from the OpenCSW project for Solaris.

  • Unlike the community.general.svr4pkg module, it will resolve and download dependencies.

  • See https://www.opencsw.org/ for more information about the project.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

force

boolean

added in community.general 1.2.0

To allow the update process to downgrade packages to match what is present in the repository, set this to true.

This is useful for rolling back to stable from testing, or similar operations.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

name

aliases: pkg

list / elements=string / required

The name of the package.

When using state=latest, this can be '*', which updates all installed packages managed by pkgutil.

site

string

The repository path to install the package from.

Its global definition is in /etc/opt/csw/pkgutil.conf.

state

string / required

Whether to install (present/installed), or remove (absent/removed) packages.

The upgrade (latest) operation will update/install the packages to the latest version available.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "installed"

  • "latest"

  • "present"

  • "removed"

update_catalog

boolean

If you always want to refresh your catalog from the mirror, even when it’s not stale, set this to true.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Notes

Note

  • In order to check the availability of packages, the catalog cache under /var/opt/csw/pkgutil may be refreshed even in check mode.

Examples

- name: Install a package
  community.general.pkgutil:
    name: CSWcommon
    state: present

- name: Install a package from a specific repository
  community.general.pkgutil:
    name: CSWnrpe
    site: ftp://myinternal.repo/opencsw/kiel
    state: latest

- name: Remove a package
  community.general.pkgutil:
    name: CSWtop
    state: absent

- name: Install several packages
  community.general.pkgutil:
    name:
    - CSWsudo
    - CSWtop
    state: present

- name: Update all packages
  community.general.pkgutil:
    name: '*'
    state: latest

- name: Update all packages and force versions to match latest in catalog
  community.general.pkgutil:
    name: '*'
    state: latest
    force: true

Authors

  • Alexander Winkler (@dermute)

  • David Ponessa (@scathatheworm)