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

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 5.4.0).

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.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

Comments

name

aliases: pkg

list / elements=string / required

name of package to install/remove

state

string

state of the package, you can use “installed” as an alias for present and removed as one for absent.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • latest

  • installed

  • removed

update_cache

boolean

update the package database first

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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)