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easy_install – Installs Python libraries

Synopsis

  • Installs Python libraries, optionally in a virtualenv

Requirements

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

  • virtualenv

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
executable
-
The explicit executable or a pathname to the executable to be used to run easy_install for a specific version of Python installed in the system. For example easy_install-3.3, if there are both Python 2.7 and 3.3 installations in the system and you want to run easy_install for the Python 3.3 installation.
name
- / required
A Python library name
state
-
added in 2.0
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • latest
The desired state of the library. latest ensures that the latest version is installed.
virtualenv
-
an optional virtualenv directory path to install into. If the virtualenv does not exist, it is created automatically
virtualenv_command
-
Default:
"virtualenv"
The command to create the virtual environment with. For example pyvenv, virtualenv, virtualenv2.
virtualenv_site_packages
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether the virtual environment will inherit packages from the global site-packages directory. Note that if this setting is changed on an already existing virtual environment it will not have any effect, the environment must be deleted and newly created.

Notes

Note

  • Please note that the easy_install module can only install Python libraries. Thus this module is not able to remove libraries. It is generally recommended to use the pip module which you can first install using easy_install.
  • Also note that virtualenv must be installed on the remote host if the virtualenv parameter is specified.

Examples

# Examples from Ansible Playbooks
- easy_install:
    name: pip
    state: latest

# Install Bottle into the specified virtualenv.
- easy_install:
    name: bottle
    virtualenv: /webapps/myapp/venv

Status

Authors

  • Matt Wright (@mattupstate)

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