community.general.zypper – Manage packages on SUSE and openSUSE

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.zypper.

Synopsis

  • Manage packages on SUSE and openSUSE using the zypper and rpm tools.

Requirements

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

  • zypper >= 1.0 # included in openSUSE >= 11.1 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server/Desktop >= 11.0

  • python-xml

  • rpm

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
allow_vendor_change
boolean
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Adds --allow_vendor_change option to zypper dist-upgrade command.
disable_gpg_check
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether to disable to GPG signature checking of the package signature being installed. Has an effect only if state is present or latest.
disable_recommends
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Corresponds to the --no-recommends option for zypper. Default behavior (yes) modifies zypper's default behavior; no does install recommended packages.
extra_args
string
Add additional options to zypper command.
Options should be supplied in a single line as if given in the command line.
extra_args_precommand
string
Add additional global target options to zypper.
Options should be supplied in a single line as if given in the command line.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Adds --force option to zypper. Allows to downgrade packages and change vendor or architecture.
force_resolution
boolean
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Adds --force-resolution option to zypper. Allows to (un)install packages with conflicting requirements (resolver will choose a solution).
name
list / elements=string / required
Package name name or package specifier or a list of either.
Can include a version like name=1.0, name>3.4 or name<=2.7. If a version is given, oldpackage is implied and zypper is allowed to update the package within the version range given.
You can also pass a url or a local path to a rpm file.
When using state=latest, this can be '*', which updates all installed packages.

aliases: pkg
oldpackage
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Adds --oldpackage option to zypper. Allows to downgrade packages with less side-effects than force. This is implied as soon as a version is specified as part of the package name.
replacefiles
boolean
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Adds --replacefiles option to zypper install/update command.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • latest
  • absent
  • dist-upgrade
present will make sure the package is installed. latest will make sure the latest version of the package is installed. absent will make sure the specified package is not installed. dist-upgrade will make sure the latest version of all installed packages from all enabled repositories is installed.
When using dist-upgrade, name should be '*'.
type
string
    Choices:
  • package ←
  • patch
  • pattern
  • product
  • srcpackage
  • application
The type of package to be operated on.
update_cache
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Run the equivalent of zypper refresh before the operation. Disabled in check mode.

aliases: refresh

Notes

Note

  • When used with a loop: each package will be processed individually, it is much more efficient to pass the list directly to the name option.

Examples

- name: Install nmap
  community.general.zypper:
    name: nmap
    state: present

- name: Install apache2 with recommended packages
  community.general.zypper:
    name: apache2
    state: present
    disable_recommends: no

- name: Apply a given patch
  community.general.zypper:
    name: openSUSE-2016-128
    state: present
    type: patch

- name: Remove the nmap package
  community.general.zypper:
    name: nmap
    state: absent

- name: Install the nginx rpm from a remote repo
  community.general.zypper:
    name: 'http://nginx.org/packages/sles/12/x86_64/RPMS/nginx-1.8.0-1.sles12.ngx.x86_64.rpm'
    state: present

- name: Install local rpm file
  community.general.zypper:
    name: /tmp/fancy-software.rpm
    state: present

- name: Update all packages
  community.general.zypper:
    name: '*'
    state: latest

- name: Apply all available patches
  community.general.zypper:
    name: '*'
    state: latest
    type: patch

- name: Perform a dist-upgrade with additional arguments
  community.general.zypper:
    name: '*'
    state: dist-upgrade
    allow_vendor_change: true
    extra_args: '--allow-arch-change'

- name: Perform a installaion of nmap with the install option replacefiles
  community.general.zypper:
    name: 'nmap'
    state: latest
    replacefiles: true

- name: Refresh repositories and update package openssl
  community.general.zypper:
    name: openssl
    state: present
    update_cache: yes

- name: "Install specific version (possible comparisons: <, >, <=, >=, =)"
  community.general.zypper:
    name: 'docker>=1.10'
    state: present

- name: Wait 20 seconds to acquire the lock before failing
  community.general.zypper:
    name: mosh
    state: present
  environment:
    ZYPP_LOCK_TIMEOUT: 20

Authors

  • Patrick Callahan (@dirtyharrycallahan)

  • Alexander Gubin (@alxgu)

  • Thomas O’Donnell (@andytom)

  • Robin Roth (@robinro)

  • Andrii Radyk (@AnderEnder)