community.general.slackpkg – Package manager for Slackware >= 12.2

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 2.2.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • Manage binary packages for Slackware using ‘slackpkg’ which is available in versions after 12.2.

Requirements

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

  • Slackware >= 12.2

Parameters

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

aliases: pkg
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • latest
  • installed
  • removed
state of the package, you can use "installed" as an alias for present and removed as one for absent.
update_cache
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
update the package database first
Alias update-cache has been deprecated and will be removed in community.general 5.0.0.

aliases: update-cache

Examples

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

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

- name: Make sure that it is the most updated package
  community.general.slackpkg:
    name: foo
    state: latest

Authors

  • Kim Nørgaard (@KimNorgaard)