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

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 4.8.1).

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.zypper.

Synopsis

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

  • Also supports transactional updates, by running zypper inside /sbin/transactional-update --continue --drop-if-no-change --quiet run.

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

Comments

allow_vendor_change

boolean

added in 0.2.0 of community.general

Adds --allow_vendor_change option to zypper dist-upgrade command.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

clean_deps

boolean

added in 4.6.0 of community.general

Adds --clean-deps option to zypper remove command.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

disable_gpg_check

boolean

Whether to disable to GPG signature checking of the package signature being installed. Has an effect only if state is present or latest.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

disable_recommends

boolean

Corresponds to the --no-recommends option for zypper. Default behavior (yes) modifies zypper’s default behavior; no does install recommended packages.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

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

Adds --force option to zypper. Allows to downgrade packages and change vendor or architecture.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

force_resolution

boolean

added in 0.2.0 of community.general

Adds --force-resolution option to zypper. Allows to (un)install packages with conflicting requirements (resolver will choose a solution).

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

name

aliases: pkg

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.

oldpackage

boolean

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.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

replacefiles

boolean

added in 0.2.0 of community.general

Adds --replacefiles option to zypper install/update command.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

state

string

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 '*'.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • latest

  • absent

  • dist-upgrade

  • installed

  • removed

type

string

The type of package to be operated on.

Choices:

  • package ← (default)

  • patch

  • pattern

  • product

  • srcpackage

  • application

update_cache

aliases: refresh

boolean

Run the equivalent of zypper refresh before the operation. Disabled in check mode.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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)