community.general.portinstall – Installing packages from FreeBSD’s ports system

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.portinstall.

Synopsis

  • Manage packages for FreeBSD using ‘portinstall’.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
name
string / required
name of package to install/remove

aliases: pkg
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
state of the package
use_packages
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
use packages instead of ports whenever available

Examples

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

- name: Install package security/cyrus-sasl2-saslauthd
  community.general.portinstall:
    name: security/cyrus-sasl2-saslauthd
    state: present

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

Authors

  • berenddeboer (@berenddeboer)