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Failed installation of Ansible in Amazon Linux 2022 Preview (AWS EC2) - Ansible install

Failed installation of Ansible in Amazon Linux 2022 Preview (AWS EC2) using the internal and the EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repositories. I opened a Package Request report.

How to install Ansible in Amazon Linux version 2022 Preview?

Today I’m trying to install Ansible in the newest Amazon Linux 2022 Preview. Spoiler alert: it didn’t go well! I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot.

https://aws.amazon.com/it/linux/amazon-linux-2022/ https://aws.amazon.com/it/linux/amazon-linux-2022/faqs/ https://github.com/amazonlinux/amazon-linux-2022/issues/57

demo

Let’s jump in a quick live demo of how I tried to install the latest of Ansible in Amazon Linux 2022 Preview.

code

#!/bin/bash
$ sudo yum update -y
$ sudo yum install ansible
$ ansible --version

execution

$ ssh -i key.pem [email protected]
       __|  __|_  )
       _|  (     /   Amazon Linux 2022 AMI
      ___|\___|___|  Preview
http://aws.amazon.com/linux/amazon-linux-2022
[[email protected] ~]$ cat /etc/image-id 
image_name="al2022-ami"
image_version="2022"
image_arch="x86_64"
image_file="al2022-ami-2022.0.20211118.0-kernel-5.10-x86_64.xfs.gpt"
image_stamp="6548-3b38"
image_date="20211119011708"
recipe_name="al2022 ami"
recipe_id="a9b1edc7-a202-b09e-9e6e-3ad0-b75b-4a14-2961cce6"
[[email protected] ~]$ cat /etc/system-release
Amazon Linux release 2022 (Amazon Linux)
[[email protected] ~]$ cat /etc/os-release 
NAME="Amazon Linux"
VERSION="2022"
ID="amzn"
ID_LIKE="fedora"
VERSION_ID="2022"
PLATFORM_ID="platform:al2022"
PRETTY_NAME="Amazon Linux 2022"
ANSI_COLOR="0;33"
CPE_NAME="cpe:2.3:o:amazon:amazon_linux:2022"
HOME_URL="https://amazonlinux.com/"
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo su
[[email protected] ec2-user]# yum install ansible
Last metadata expiration check: 0:07:05 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
No match for argument: ansible
Error: Unable to find a match: ansible
[[email protected] ec2-user]# yum install epel
Last metadata expiration check: 0:07:21 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
No match for argument: epel
Error: Unable to find a match: epel
[[email protected] ec2-user]# yum install epel-release
Last metadata expiration check: 0:07:27 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
No match for argument: epel-release
Error: Unable to find a match: epel-release
[[email protected] ec2-user]# yum repolist
repo id                                  repo name
amazonlinux                              Amazon Linux 2022 repository
[[email protected] ec2-user]# yum search ansible
Last metadata expiration check: 0:08:35 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
No matches found.
[[email protected] ec2-user]# dnf update
Last metadata expiration check: 0:10:19 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.
Complete!
[[email protected] ec2-user]# dnf repoinfo
Last metadata expiration check: 0:12:11 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
Repo-id            : amazonlinux
Repo-name          : Amazon Linux 2022 repository
Repo-revision      : 1637274479
Repo-updated       : Thu 18 Nov 2021 10:27:59 PM UTC
Repo-pkgs          : 17,541
Repo-available-pkgs: 17,541
Repo-size          : 18 G
Repo-mirrors       : https://al2022-repos-eu-west-1-9761ab97.s3.dualstack.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/core/mirrors/2022.0.20211118/x86_64/mirror.list
Repo-baseurl       : https://al2022-repos-eu-west-1-9761ab97.s3.dualstack.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/core/guids/0e6a211c72356e21402b561f1623752c9bfcd8a88b18993d5477d5f94327f88a/x86_64/
                   : (0 more)
Repo-expire        : 172,800 second(s) (last: Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC)
Repo-filename      : /etc/yum.repos.d/amazonlinux.repo
Total packages: 17,541
[[email protected] ec2-user]# dnf install epel-next-release
Last metadata expiration check: 0:13:17 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
No match for argument: epel-next-release
Error: Unable to find a match: epel-next-release
[[email protected] ec2-user]# dnf install epel-release
Last metadata expiration check: 0:14:19 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
No match for argument: epel-release
Error: Unable to find a match: epel-release
[[email protected] ec2-user]# yum -y install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
Last metadata expiration check: 0:14:59 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm                                    53 kB/s |  23 kB     00:00    
Error: 
 Problem: conflicting requests
  - nothing provides redhat-release >= 8 needed by epel-release-8-13.el8.noarch
(try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages)
[[email protected] ec2-user]# dnf install redhat-release
Last metadata expiration check: 0:15:40 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
No match for argument: redhat-release
Error: Unable to find a match: redhat-release
[[email protected] ec2-user]# yum -y install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
Last metadata expiration check: 0:15:45 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm                                    41 kB/s |  15 kB     00:00    
Error: 
 Problem: conflicting requests
  - nothing provides redhat-release >= 7 needed by epel-release-7-14.noarch
(try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages)
[[email protected] ec2-user]# dnf install redhat-release
Last metadata expiration check: 0:15:49 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
No match for argument: redhat-release
Error: Unable to find a match: redhat-release
[[email protected] ec2-user]# cat /etc/image-id 
image_name="al2022-ami"
image_version="2022"
image_arch="x86_64"
image_file="al2022-ami-2022.0.20211118.0-kernel-5.10-x86_64.xfs.gpt"
image_stamp="6548-3b38"
image_date="20211119011708"
recipe_name="al2022 ami"
recipe_id="a9b1edc7-a202-b09e-9e6e-3ad0-b75b-4a14-2961cce6"
[[email protected] ec2-user]# dnf install ansible
Last metadata expiration check: 0:18:12 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
No match for argument: ansible
Error: Unable to find a match: ansible
[[email protected] ec2-user]# dnf repoinfo
Last metadata expiration check: 0:18:37 ago on Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC.
Repo-id            : amazonlinux
Repo-name          : Amazon Linux 2022 repository
Repo-revision      : 1637274479
Repo-updated       : Thu 18 Nov 2021 10:27:59 PM UTC
Repo-pkgs          : 17,541
Repo-available-pkgs: 17,541
Repo-size          : 18 G
Repo-mirrors       : https://al2022-repos-eu-west-1-9761ab97.s3.dualstack.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/core/mirrors/2022.0.20211118/x86_64/mirror.list
Repo-baseurl       : https://al2022-repos-eu-west-1-9761ab97.s3.dualstack.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/core/guids/0e6a211c72356e21402b561f1623752c9bfcd8a88b18993d5477d5f94327f88a/x86_64/
                   : (0 more)
Repo-expire        : 172,800 second(s) (last: Sun 05 Dec 2021 12:51:14 PM UTC)
Repo-filename      : /etc/yum.repos.d/amazonlinux.repo
Total packages: 17,541
[[email protected] ec2-user]#

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