community.general.svr4pkg – Manage Solaris SVR4 packages

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection.

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.svr4pkg.

Synopsis

  • Manages SVR4 packages on Solaris 10 and 11.

  • These were the native packages on Solaris <= 10 and are available as a legacy feature in Solaris 11.

  • Note that this is a very basic packaging system. It will not enforce dependencies on install or remove.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
category
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Install/Remove category instead of a single package.
name
string / required
Package name, e.g. SUNWcsr
proxy
string
HTTP[s] proxy to be used if src is a URL.
response_file
string
Specifies the location of a response file to be used if package expects input on install. (added in Ansible 1.4)
src
string
Specifies the location to install the package from. Required when state=present.
Can be any path acceptable to the pkgadd command's -d option. e.g.: somefile.pkg, /dir/with/pkgs, http:/server/mypkgs.pkg.
If using a file or directory, they must already be accessible by the host. See the ansible.builtin.copy module for a way to get them there.
state
string / required
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
Whether to install (present), or remove (absent) a package.
If the package is to be installed, then src is required.
The SVR4 package system doesn't provide an upgrade operation. You need to uninstall the old, then install the new package.
zone
string
    Choices:
  • current
  • all ←
Whether to install the package only in the current zone, or install it into all zones.
The installation into all zones works only if you are working with the global zone.

Examples

- name: Install a package from an already copied file
  community.general.svr4pkg:
    name: CSWcommon
    src: /tmp/cswpkgs.pkg
    state: present

- name: Install a package directly from an http site
  community.general.svr4pkg:
    name: CSWpkgutil
    src: 'http://get.opencsw.org/now'
    state: present
    zone: current

- name: Install a package with a response file
  community.general.svr4pkg:
    name: CSWggrep
    src: /tmp/third-party.pkg
    response_file: /tmp/ggrep.response
    state: present

- name: Ensure that a package is not installed
  community.general.svr4pkg:
    name: SUNWgnome-sound-recorder
    state: absent

- name: Ensure that a category is not installed
  community.general.svr4pkg:
    name: FIREFOX
    state: absent
    category: true

Authors

  • Boyd Adamson (@brontitall)