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

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 4.0.2).

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.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)