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zypper – Manage packages on SUSE and openSUSE

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
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
added in 1.8
    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
-
added in 2.4
Add additional options to zypper command.
Options should be supplied in a single line as if given in the command line.
extra_args_precommand
-
added in 2.6
Add additional global target options to zypper.
Options should be supplied in a single line as if given in the command line.
force
boolean
added in 2.2
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Adds --force option to zypper. Allows to downgrade packages and change vendor or architecture.
name
- / 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
added in 2.2
    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.
state
-
    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
-
added in 2.0
    Choices:
  • package ←
  • patch
  • pattern
  • product
  • srcpackage
  • application
The type of package to be operated on.
update_cache
boolean
added in 2.2
    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

# Install "nmap"
- zypper:
    name: nmap
    state: present

# Install apache2 with recommended packages
- zypper:
    name: apache2
    state: present
    disable_recommends: no

# Apply a given patch
- zypper:
    name: openSUSE-2016-128
    state: present
    type: patch

# Remove the "nmap" package
- zypper:
    name: nmap
    state: absent

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

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

# Update all packages
- zypper:
    name: '*'
    state: latest

# Apply all available patches
- zypper:
    name: '*'
    state: latest
    type: patch

# Perform a dist-upgrade with additional arguments
- zypper:
    name: '*'
    state: dist-upgrade
    extra_args: '--no-allow-vendor-change --allow-arch-change'

# Refresh repositories and update package "openssl"
- zypper:
    name: openssl
    state: present
    update_cache: yes

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

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

Status

Authors

  • Patrick Callahan (@dirtyharrycallahan)
  • Alexander Gubin (@alxgu)
  • Thomas O’Donnell (@andytom)
  • Robin Roth (@robinro)
  • Andrii Radyk (@AnderEnder)

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