community.general.yum_versionlock – Locks / unlocks a installed package(s) from being updated by yum package manager

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 4.2.0).

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.yum_versionlock.

New in version 2.0.0: of community.general

Synopsis

  • This module adds installed packages to yum versionlock to prevent the package(s) from being updated.

Requirements

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

  • yum

  • yum-versionlock

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
name
list / elements=string / required
Package name or a list of packages.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
If state is present, package(s) will be added to yum versionlock list.
If state is absent, package(s) will be removed from yum versionlock list.

Notes

Note

  • Requires yum-plugin-versionlock package on the remote node.

  • Supports check_mode.

Examples

- name: Prevent Apache / httpd from being updated
  community.general.yum_versionlock:
    state: present
    name: httpd

- name: Prevent multiple packages from being updated
  community.general.yum_versionlock:
    state: present
    name:
    - httpd
    - nginx
    - haproxy
    - curl

- name: Remove lock from Apache / httpd to be updated again
  community.general.yum_versionlock:
    state: absent
    package: httpd

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
packages
list / elements=string
success
A list of package(s) in versionlock list.

Sample:
['httpd']
state
string
success
State of package(s).

Sample:
present


Authors

  • Florian Paul Hoberg (@florianpaulhoberg)

  • Amin Vakil (@aminvakil)