community.general.yarn module – Manage node.js packages with Yarn

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.yarn.

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • Yarn installed in bin path (typically /usr/local/bin)

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

executable

path

The executable location for yarn.

global

boolean

Install the node.js library globally

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

ignore_scripts

boolean

Use the –ignore-scripts flag when installing.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

name

string

The name of a node.js library to install

If omitted all packages in package.json are installed.

To globally install from local node.js library. Prepend “file:” to the path of the node.js library.

path

path

The base path where Node.js libraries will be installed.

This is where the node_modules folder lives.

production

boolean

Install dependencies in production mode.

Yarn will ignore any dependencies under devDependencies in package.json

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

registry

string

The registry to install modules from.

state

string

Installation state of the named node.js library

If absent is selected, a name option must be provided

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • latest

version

string

The version of the library to be installed.

Must be in semver format. If “latest” is desired, use “state” arg instead

Examples

- name: Install "imagemin" node.js package.
  community.general.yarn:
    name: imagemin
    path: /app/location

- name: Install "imagemin" node.js package on version 5.3.1
  community.general.yarn:
    name: imagemin
    version: '5.3.1'
    path: /app/location

- name: Install "imagemin" node.js package globally.
  community.general.yarn:
    name: imagemin
    global: yes

- name: Remove the globally-installed package "imagemin".
  community.general.yarn:
    name: imagemin
    global: yes
    state: absent

- name: Install "imagemin" node.js package from custom registry.
  community.general.yarn:
    name: imagemin
    registry: 'http://registry.mysite.com'

- name: Install packages based on package.json.
  community.general.yarn:
    path: /app/location

- name: Update all packages in package.json to their latest version.
  community.general.yarn:
    path: /app/location
    state: latest

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

changed

boolean

Whether Yarn changed any package data

Returned: always

Sample: true

invocation

dictionary

Parameters and values used during execution

Returned: success

Sample: {“module_args”: {“executable”: null, “globally”: false, “ignore_scripts”: false, “name”: null, “path”: “/some/path/folder”, “production”: false, “registry”: null, “state”: “present”, “version”: null}}

msg

string

Provides an error message if Yarn syntax was incorrect

Returned: failure

Sample: “Package must be explicitly named when uninstalling.”

out

string

Output generated from Yarn.

Returned: always

Sample: “yarn add v0.16.1[1/4] Resolving packages…[2/4] Fetching packages…[3/4] Linking dependencies…[4/4] Building fresh packages…success Saved lockfile.success Saved 1 new dependency..left-pad@1.1.3 Done in 0.59s.”

Authors

  • David Gunter (@verkaufer)

  • Chris Hoffman (@chrishoffman), creator of NPM Ansible module)