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How to install Ansible in Arch Linux 2021.12.01 - Ansible install

The easier way to install the latest version of Ansible and maintain up-to-date in Arch Linux 2021.12.01 using Pacman and the Community repository.

How to install Ansible in Arch Linux? Today we’re going to talk about the easier way to install and maintain up-to-date Ansible in Arch Linux using the Community repository. I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot.

How to install Ansible in Arch Linux

Today we’re talking about How to install Ansible in Arch Linux. The good news is that Ansible is included in the default repository so you could install it simply with your usual package manager “pacman”. You could expect the latest version of Ansible in the “Community” repository. At the moment is available the latest 5.0.

demo

Install Ansible in Arch Linux using “pacman” Package Manager using the Community repository.

code

#!/bin/bash
sudo pacman -Syu
sudo pacman -Si ansible
sudo pacman -S ansible
sudo pacman -Q | grep ansible

execution

# pacman -Syu
:: Synchronizing package databases...
core                                                                                     137.4 KiB  1174 KiB/s 00:00 [#######################################################################] 100%
extra                                                                                   1585.5 KiB  4.11 MiB/s 00:00 [#######################################################################] 100%
community                                                                                  5.8 MiB  5.06 MiB/s 00:01 [#######################################################################] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
there is nothing to do
[[email protected] Linux vagrant]# pacman -Syu
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade...
 there is nothing to do
[[email protected] Linux vagrant]# pacman -Ss ansible
community/ansible 5.0.0-1
    Official assortment of Ansible collections
community/ansible-bender 0.9.0-1
    Build container images using Ansible playbooks
community/ansible-core 2.12.0-1
    Radically simple IT automation platform
community/ansible-lint 5.2.1-1
    Checks playbooks for practices and behaviour that could potentially be improved.
community/awxkit 19.5.0-1
    cli client and python library for ansible awx (tower)
community/molecule 3.5.2-1
    Aids in the development and testing of Ansible roles
community/python-ansible-compat 0.5.0-1
    Functions that help interacting with various versions of Ansible
community/vim-ansible 3.2-1 (vim-plugins)
    A vim plugin for syntax highlighting Ansible\'s common filetypes
[[email protected] Linux vagrant]# pacman -Si ansible
Repository      : community
Name            : ansible
Version         : 5.0.0-1
Description     : Official assortment of Ansible collections
Architecture    : any
URL             : https://pypi.org/project/ansible/
Licenses        : GPL3
Groups          : None
Provides        : python-ansible_collections
Depends On      : python  ansible-core
Optional Deps   : python-argcomplete: shell completions
                  python-pyopenssl: openssl modules
                  python-dnspython: for dig lookup
                  python-ovirt-engine-sdk: ovirt support
                  python-boto3: aws_s3 module
                  python-ldap: ldap support
                  python-proxmoxer: proxmos modules
                  python-openstacksdk: OpenStack module
                  python-pynetbox: NetBox module
                  python-ldap: LDAP modules
                  python-keyring: Keyring module
                  acme-tiny: openssl_certificate module
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : None
Download Size   : 33.18 MiB
Installed Size  : 446.93 MiB
Packager        : Sven-Hendrik Haase <[email protected]>
Build Date      : Wed 01 Dec 2021 10:43:25 AM UTC
Validated By    : MD5 Sum  SHA-256 Sum  Signature
[[email protected] Linux vagrant]# pacman -S ansible
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
Packages (22) ansible-core-2.12.0-1  libsodium-1.0.18-2  libyaml-0.2.5-1  python-appdirs-1.4.4-3  python-bcrypt-3.2.0-3  python-cffi-1.15.0-1  python-cryptography-35.0.0-1  python-jinja-3.0.3-1
              python-markupsafe-2.0.1-1  python-more-itertools-8.10.0-1  python-ordered-set-4.0.2-3  python-packaging-20.9-2  python-paramiko-2.7.2-3  python-ply-3.11-8  python-pycparser-2.21-1
              python-pynacl-1.4.0-3  python-pyparsing-2.4.7-3  python-resolvelib-0.5.5-2  python-setuptools-1:57.4.0-2  python-six-1.16.0-1  python-yaml-5.4.1.1-2  ansible-5.0.0-1
Total Download Size:    38.71 MiB
Total Installed Size:  478.14 MiB
:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y

before execution

$ ssh [email protected] Linux.example.com
[[email protected] Linux ~]$ sudo su
[[email protected] Linux devops]# cat /etc/os-release 
NAME="Arch Linux"
PRETTY_NAME="Arch Linux"
ID=arch
BUILD_ID=rolling
ANSI_COLOR="38;2;23;147;209"
HOME_URL="https://Arch Linux.org/"
DOCUMENTATION_URL="https://wiki.Arch Linux.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://bbs.Arch Linux.org/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.Arch Linux.org/"
LOGO=Arch Linux-logo
[[email protected] Linux devops]# hostnamectl -f
hostnamectl: invalid option -- 'f'
[[email protected] Linux devops]# hostnamectl
 Static hostname: Arch Linux
       Icon name: computer-vm
         Chassis: vm
      Machine ID: 8d40490b47e14e5997d41b66db80c357
         Boot ID: b74b1844354e4385847affc2c721179f
  Virtualization: oracle
Operating System: Arch Linux                      
          Kernel: Linux 5.15.5-arch1-1
    Architecture: x86-64
 Hardware Vendor: innotek GmbH
  Hardware Model: VirtualBox
[[email protected] Linux devops]# cat /etc/arch-release
[[email protected] Linux devops]# pacman -Q | grep ansible
[[email protected] Linux devops]#

after execution

$ ssh [email protected] Linux.example.com
[[email protected] Linux ~]$ sudo su
[[email protected] Linux devops]# cat /etc/os-release 
NAME="Arch Linux"
PRETTY_NAME="Arch Linux"
ID=arch
BUILD_ID=rolling
ANSI_COLOR="38;2;23;147;209"
HOME_URL="https://Arch Linux.org/"
DOCUMENTATION_URL="https://wiki.Arch Linux.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://bbs.Arch Linux.org/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.Arch Linux.org/"
LOGO=Arch Linux-logo
[[email protected] Linux devops]# hostnamectl -f
hostnamectl: invalid option -- 'f'
[[email protected] Linux devops]# hostnamectl
 Static hostname: Arch Linux
       Icon name: computer-vm
         Chassis: vm
      Machine ID: 8d40490b47e14e5997d41b66db80c357
         Boot ID: b74b1844354e4385847affc2c721179f
  Virtualization: oracle
Operating System: Arch Linux                      
          Kernel: Linux 5.15.5-arch1-1
    Architecture: x86-64
 Hardware Vendor: innotek GmbH
  Hardware Model: VirtualBox
[[email protected] Linux devops]# cat /etc/arch-release 
[[email protected] Linux devops]# pacman -Syu
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core                           137.3 KiB  1002 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 extra                         1585.4 KiB  3.97 MiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 community                        5.8 MiB  5.39 MiB/s 00:01 [################################] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
Packages (1) ca-certificates-mozilla-3.73-1
Total Download Size:   0.33 MiB
Total Installed Size:  0.91 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:      0.00 MiB
:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
:: Retrieving packages...
 ca-certificates-mozilla-3...   337.3 KiB  4.99 MiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
(1/1) checking keys in keyring                              [################################] 100%
(1/1) checking package integrity                            [################################] 100%
(1/1) loading package files                                 [################################] 100%
(1/1) checking for file conflicts                           [################################] 100%
(1/1) checking available disk space                         [################################] 100%
:: Processing package changes...
(1/1) upgrading ca-certificates-mozilla                     [################################] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/2) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
(2/2) Rebuilding certificate stores...
[[email protected] Linux devops]# pacman -Si ansible
Repository      : community
Name            : ansible
Version         : 5.0.0-1
Description     : Official assortment of Ansible collections
Architecture    : any
URL             : https://pypi.org/project/ansible/
Licenses        : GPL3
Groups          : None
Provides        : python-ansible_collections
Depends On      : python  ansible-core
Optional Deps   : python-argcomplete: shell completions
                  python-pyopenssl: openssl modules
                  python-dnspython: for dig lookup
                  python-ovirt-engine-sdk: ovirt support
                  python-boto3: aws_s3 module
                  python-ldap: ldap support
                  python-proxmoxer: proxmos modules
                  python-openstacksdk: OpenStack module
                  python-pynetbox: NetBox module
                  python-ldap: LDAP modules
                  python-keyring: Keyring module
                  acme-tiny: openssl_certificate module
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : None
Download Size   : 33.18 MiB
Installed Size  : 446.93 MiB
Packager        : Sven-Hendrik Haase <[email protected]>
Build Date      : Wed 01 Dec 2021 10:43:25 AM UTC
Validated By    : MD5 Sum  SHA-256 Sum  Signature
[[email protected] Linux devops]# pacman -S ansible
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
Packages (22) ansible-core-2.12.0-1  libsodium-1.0.18-2  libyaml-0.2.5-1  python-appdirs-1.4.4-3
              python-bcrypt-3.2.0-3  python-cffi-1.15.0-1  python-cryptography-35.0.0-1
              python-jinja-3.0.3-1  python-markupsafe-2.0.1-1  python-more-itertools-8.10.0-1
              python-ordered-set-4.0.2-3  python-packaging-20.9-2  python-paramiko-2.7.2-3
              python-ply-3.11-8  python-pycparser-2.21-1  python-pynacl-1.4.0-3
              python-pyparsing-2.4.7-3  python-resolvelib-0.5.5-2  python-setuptools-1:57.4.0-2
              python-six-1.16.0-1  python-yaml-5.4.1.1-2  ansible-5.0.0-1
Total Download Size:    38.71 MiB
Total Installed Size:  478.14 MiB
:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
:: Retrieving packages...
 ansible-5.0.0-1-any             33.2 MiB  4.95 MiB/s 00:07 [################################] 100%
 ansible-core-2.12.0-1-any        2.4 MiB  5.25 MiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-cryptography-35.0....   843.6 KiB  4.65 MiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-setuptools-1:57.4....   556.9 KiB  4.18 MiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-paramiko-2.7.2-3-any    270.2 KiB  2.09 MiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-jinja-3.0.3-1-any       233.1 KiB  2.13 MiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-cffi-1.15.0-1-x86_64    225.5 KiB  5.51 MiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-pycparser-2.21-1-any    187.3 KiB  2.90 MiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 libsodium-1.0.18-2-x86_64      175.0 KiB  1635 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-yaml-5.4.1.1-2-x86_64   173.2 KiB  2.11 MiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-pyparsing-2.4.7-3-any   117.3 KiB   882 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-pynacl-1.4.0-3-x86_64    89.9 KiB  1798 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-ply-3.11-8-any           76.3 KiB  2.26 MiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-more-itertools-8.1...    68.6 KiB  1595 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 libyaml-0.2.5-1-x86_64          59.2 KiB   637 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-packaging-20.9-2-any     52.9 KiB  1430 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-bcrypt-3.2.0-3-x86_64    29.0 KiB   271 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-resolvelib-0.5.5-2-any   23.5 KiB   294 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-six-1.16.0-1-any         23.2 KiB   494 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-markupsafe-2.0.1-1...    18.7 KiB   506 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-appdirs-1.4.4-3-any      15.0 KiB   320 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 python-ordered-set-4.0.2-...    13.5 KiB   161 KiB/s 00:00 [################################] 100%
 Total (22/22)                   38.7 MiB  4.02 MiB/s 00:10 [################################] 100%
(22/22) checking keys in keyring                            [################################] 100%
(22/22) checking package integrity                          [################################] 100%
(22/22) loading package files                               [################################] 100%
(22/22) checking for file conflicts                         [################################] 100%
(22/22) checking available disk space                       [################################] 100%
:: Processing package changes...
( 1/22) installing libyaml                                  [################################] 100%
( 2/22) installing python-yaml                              [################################] 100%
( 3/22) installing python-ply                               [################################] 100%
( 4/22) installing python-pycparser                         [################################] 100%
( 5/22) installing python-cffi                              [################################] 100%
( 6/22) installing python-six                               [################################] 100%
( 7/22) installing python-bcrypt                            [################################] 100%
( 8/22) installing python-cryptography                      [################################] 100%
( 9/22) installing libsodium                                [################################] 100%
(10/22) installing python-pynacl                            [################################] 100%
(11/22) installing python-paramiko                          [################################] 100%
(12/22) installing python-appdirs                           [################################] 100%
(13/22) installing python-more-itertools                    [################################] 100%
(14/22) installing python-ordered-set                       [################################] 100%
(15/22) installing python-pyparsing                         [################################] 100%
(16/22) installing python-packaging                         [################################] 100%
(17/22) installing python-setuptools                        [################################] 100%
(18/22) installing python-markupsafe                        [################################] 100%
(19/22) installing python-jinja                             [################################] 100%
Optional dependencies for python-jinja
    python-babel: for i18n support
(20/22) installing python-resolvelib                        [################################] 100%
(21/22) installing ansible-core                             [################################] 100%
Optional dependencies for ansible-core
    sshpass: for ssh connections with password
    python-passlib: crypt values for vars_prompt
    python-netaddr: for the ipaddr filter
    python-systemd: log to journal
    python-pywinrm: connect to Windows machines
    python-dnspython: for dig lookup
    python-jmespath: json_query support
(22/22) installing ansible                                  [################################] 100%
Optional dependencies for ansible
    python-argcomplete: shell completions
    python-pyopenssl: openssl modules
    python-dnspython: for dig lookup
    python-ovirt-engine-sdk: ovirt support
    python-boto3: aws_s3 module
    python-ldap: ldap support
    python-proxmoxer: proxmos modules
    python-openstacksdk: OpenStack module
    python-pynetbox: NetBox module
    python-ldap: LDAP modules
    python-keyring: Keyring module
    acme-tiny: openssl_certificate module
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
[[email protected] Linux devops]# pacman -Si ansible
Repository      : community
Name            : ansible
Version         : 5.0.0-1
Description     : Official assortment of Ansible collections
Architecture    : any
URL             : https://pypi.org/project/ansible/
Licenses        : GPL3
Groups          : None
Provides        : python-ansible_collections
Depends On      : python  ansible-core
Optional Deps   : python-argcomplete: shell completions
                  python-pyopenssl: openssl modules
                  python-dnspython: for dig lookup
                  python-ovirt-engine-sdk: ovirt support
                  python-boto3: aws_s3 module
                  python-ldap: ldap support
                  python-proxmoxer: proxmos modules
                  python-openstacksdk: OpenStack module
                  python-pynetbox: NetBox module
                  python-ldap: LDAP modules
                  python-keyring: Keyring module
                  acme-tiny: openssl_certificate module
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : None
Download Size   : 33.18 MiB
Installed Size  : 446.93 MiB
Packager        : Sven-Hendrik Haase <[email protected]>
Build Date      : Wed 01 Dec 2021 10:43:25 AM UTC
Validated By    : MD5 Sum  SHA-256 Sum  Signature
[[email protected] Linux devops]# ansible --version
ansible [core 2.12.0]
  config file = /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg
  configured module search path = ['/root/.ansible/plugins/modules', '/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules']
  ansible python module location = /usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/ansible
  ansible collection location = /root/.ansible/collections:/usr/share/ansible/collections
  executable location = /usr/bin/ansible
  python version = 3.9.9 (main, Nov 20 2021, 21:30:06) [GCC 11.1.0]
  jinja version = 3.0.3
  libyaml = True
[[email protected] Linux devops]# pacman -Q | grep ansible
ansible 5.0.0-1
ansible-core 2.12.0-1
[[email protected] Linux devops]#

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