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How to install and maintain the latest version of Ansible inside Fedora 36 using the system repository with a practical demo.

How to install Ansible in Fedora version 36. Today we’re going to talk about the easier way to install and maintain Ansible inside Fedora 36 using the system repository. I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot.

How to install Ansible in Fedora 36

Today we’re talking about How to install Ansible in Fedora 36. The good news is that Ansible is included in the default repository so you could install it simply with your usual package manager. You could expect the latest version of Ansible in the updates repository. At the moment is available the latest 2.12 for ansible-core and 5.7 for ansible.

demo

Let’s jump in a quick live demo of how to install the latest and a specific version of Ansible in Fedora.

code

#!/bin/bash
$ sudo dnf list available ansible
$ sudo dnf install ansible
$ sudo "rpm -qa | grep ansible"
$ sudo dnf list ansible

execution

$ ssh [email protected]
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo su
[[email protected] devops]# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Fedora release 36 (Thirty Six)
[[email protected] devops]# hostnamectl 
 Static hostname: fedora.example.com
       Icon name: computer-vm
         Chassis: vm 🖴
      Machine ID: 6a5acc6d28614718b9a00f1b3595bd9a
         Boot ID: 34de0e3a106e4ec78870948a6fdf2018
  Virtualization: oracle
Operating System: Fedora Linux 36 (Cloud Edition) 
     CPE OS Name: cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:36
          Kernel: Linux 5.17.5-300.fc36.x86_64
    Architecture: x86-64
 Hardware Vendor: innotek GmbH
  Hardware Model: VirtualBox
[[email protected] devops]# cat /etc/os-release 
NAME="Fedora Linux"
VERSION="36 (Cloud Edition)"
ID=fedora
VERSION_ID=36
VERSION_CODENAME=""
PLATFORM_ID="platform:f36"
PRETTY_NAME="Fedora Linux 36 (Cloud Edition)"
ANSI_COLOR="0;38;2;60;110;180"
LOGO=fedora-logo-icon
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:36"
HOME_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/"
DOCUMENTATION_URL="https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora/f36/system-administrators-guide/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://ask.fedoraproject.org/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/"
REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT="Fedora"
REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT_VERSION=36
REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="Fedora"
REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION=36
PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:PrivacyPolicy"
VARIANT="Cloud Edition"
VARIANT_ID=cloud
[[email protected] devops]# dnf list available ansible
Fedora 36 - x86_64                                                 2.8 MB/s |  81 MB     00:29    
Fedora 36 openh264 (From Cisco) - x86_64                           1.4 kB/s | 2.5 kB     00:01    
Fedora Modular 36 - x86_64                                         822 kB/s | 2.4 MB     00:02    
Fedora 36 - x86_64 - Updates                                       1.9 MB/s |  13 MB     00:07    
Fedora Modular 36 - x86_64 - Updates                               921 kB/s | 2.1 MB     00:02    
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:01 ago on Mon 16 May 2022 07:48:42 AM UTC.
Available Packages
ansible.noarch                                 5.7.0-1.fc36                                 updates
[[email protected] devops]# dnf list available ansible-core
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:14 ago on Mon 16 May 2022 07:48:42 AM UTC.
Available Packages
ansible-core.noarch                              2.12.5-1.fc36                              updates
[[email protected] devops]# rpm -qa | grep ansible
[[email protected] devops]# ansible --version
bash: ansible: command not found
[[email protected] devops]# dnf install ansible
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:48 ago on Mon 16 May 2022 07:48:42 AM UTC.
Dependencies resolved.
===================================================================================================
 Package                         Architecture     Version                  Repository         Size
===================================================================================================
Installing:
 ansible                         noarch           5.7.0-1.fc36             updates            33 M
Installing dependencies:
 ansible-core                    noarch           2.12.5-1.fc36            updates           2.4 M
 libsodium                       x86_64           1.0.18-9.fc36            fedora            163 k
 python3-bcrypt                  x86_64           3.2.2-1.fc36             updates            43 k
 python3-jmespath                noarch           1.0.0-2.fc36             updates            44 k
 python3-ntlm-auth               noarch           1.5.0-4.fc35             fedora             53 k
 python3-packaging               noarch           21.3-2.fc36              fedora             72 k
 python3-pynacl                  x86_64           1.4.0-5.fc36             fedora            108 k
 python3-pyparsing               noarch           2.4.7-10.fc36            fedora            151 k
 python3-requests_ntlm           noarch           1.1.0-16.fc35            fedora             18 k
 python3-resolvelib              noarch           0.5.5-4.fc36             fedora             31 k
 python3-xmltodict               noarch           0.12.0-14.fc36           fedora             22 k
Installing weak dependencies:
 python3-paramiko                noarch           2.10.4-1.fc36            updates           301 k
 python3-pyasn1                  noarch           0.4.8-8.fc36             fedora            134 k
 python3-winrm                   noarch           0.4.1-5.fc36             fedora             80 k

Transaction Summary
===================================================================================================
Install  15 Packages

Total download size: 36 M
Installed size: 328 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/15): python3-ntlm-auth-1.5.0-4.fc35.noarch.rpm                  162 kB/s |  53 kB     00:00    
(2/15): python3-packaging-21.3-2.fc36.noarch.rpm                   196 kB/s |  72 kB     00:00    
(3/15): libsodium-1.0.18-9.fc36.x86_64.rpm                         402 kB/s | 163 kB     00:00    
(4/15): python3-pyasn1-0.4.8-8.fc36.noarch.rpm                     698 kB/s | 134 kB     00:00    
(5/15): python3-pynacl-1.4.0-5.fc36.x86_64.rpm                     512 kB/s | 108 kB     00:00    
(6/15): python3-pyparsing-2.4.7-10.fc36.noarch.rpm                 843 kB/s | 151 kB     00:00    
(7/15): python3-requests_ntlm-1.1.0-16.fc35.noarch.rpm             228 kB/s |  18 kB     00:00    
(8/15): python3-xmltodict-0.12.0-14.fc36.noarch.rpm                164 kB/s |  22 kB     00:00    
(9/15): python3-resolvelib-0.5.5-4.fc36.noarch.rpm                 190 kB/s |  31 kB     00:00    
(10/15): python3-winrm-0.4.1-5.fc36.noarch.rpm                     407 kB/s |  80 kB     00:00    
(11/15): python3-bcrypt-3.2.2-1.fc36.x86_64.rpm                    342 kB/s |  43 kB     00:00    
(12/15): python3-jmespath-1.0.0-2.fc36.noarch.rpm                  307 kB/s |  44 kB     00:00    
(13/15): python3-paramiko-2.10.4-1.fc36.noarch.rpm                 458 kB/s | 301 kB     00:00    
(14/15): ansible-core-2.12.5-1.fc36.noarch.rpm                     786 kB/s | 2.4 MB     00:03    
(15/15): ansible-5.7.0-1.fc36.noarch.rpm                           2.0 MB/s |  33 MB     00:16    
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                              2.0 MB/s |  36 MB     00:18     
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                                           1/1 
  Installing       : python3-jmespath-1.0.0-2.fc36.noarch                                     1/15 
  Installing       : python3-bcrypt-3.2.2-1.fc36.x86_64                                       2/15 
  Installing       : python3-xmltodict-0.12.0-14.fc36.noarch                                  3/15 
  Installing       : python3-resolvelib-0.5.5-4.fc36.noarch                                   4/15 
  Installing       : python3-pyparsing-2.4.7-10.fc36.noarch                                   5/15 
  Installing       : python3-packaging-21.3-2.fc36.noarch                                     6/15 
  Installing       : python3-pyasn1-0.4.8-8.fc36.noarch                                       7/15 
  Installing       : python3-ntlm-auth-1.5.0-4.fc35.noarch                                    8/15 
  Installing       : python3-requests_ntlm-1.1.0-16.fc35.noarch                               9/15 
  Installing       : python3-winrm-0.4.1-5.fc36.noarch                                       10/15 
  Installing       : libsodium-1.0.18-9.fc36.x86_64                                          11/15 
  Installing       : python3-pynacl-1.4.0-5.fc36.x86_64                                      12/15 
  Installing       : python3-paramiko-2.10.4-1.fc36.noarch                                   13/15 
  Installing       : ansible-core-2.12.5-1.fc36.noarch                                       14/15 
  Installing       : ansible-5.7.0-1.fc36.noarch                                             15/15 
  Running scriptlet: ansible-5.7.0-1.fc36.noarch                                             15/15 
  Verifying        : libsodium-1.0.18-9.fc36.x86_64                                           1/15 
  Verifying        : python3-ntlm-auth-1.5.0-4.fc35.noarch                                    2/15 
  Verifying        : python3-packaging-21.3-2.fc36.noarch                                     3/15 
  Verifying        : python3-pyasn1-0.4.8-8.fc36.noarch                                       4/15 
  Verifying        : python3-pynacl-1.4.0-5.fc36.x86_64                                       5/15 
  Verifying        : python3-pyparsing-2.4.7-10.fc36.noarch                                   6/15 
  Verifying        : python3-requests_ntlm-1.1.0-16.fc35.noarch                               7/15 
  Verifying        : python3-resolvelib-0.5.5-4.fc36.noarch                                   8/15 
  Verifying        : python3-winrm-0.4.1-5.fc36.noarch                                        9/15 
  Verifying        : python3-xmltodict-0.12.0-14.fc36.noarch                                 10/15 
  Verifying        : ansible-5.7.0-1.fc36.noarch                                             11/15 
  Verifying        : ansible-core-2.12.5-1.fc36.noarch                                       12/15 
  Verifying        : python3-bcrypt-3.2.2-1.fc36.x86_64                                      13/15 
  Verifying        : python3-jmespath-1.0.0-2.fc36.noarch                                    14/15 
  Verifying        : python3-paramiko-2.10.4-1.fc36.noarch                                   15/15 

Installed:
  ansible-5.7.0-1.fc36.noarch                    ansible-core-2.12.5-1.fc36.noarch                
  libsodium-1.0.18-9.fc36.x86_64                 python3-bcrypt-3.2.2-1.fc36.x86_64               
  python3-jmespath-1.0.0-2.fc36.noarch           python3-ntlm-auth-1.5.0-4.fc35.noarch            
  python3-packaging-21.3-2.fc36.noarch           python3-paramiko-2.10.4-1.fc36.noarch            
  python3-pyasn1-0.4.8-8.fc36.noarch             python3-pynacl-1.4.0-5.fc36.x86_64               
  python3-pyparsing-2.4.7-10.fc36.noarch         python3-requests_ntlm-1.1.0-16.fc35.noarch       
  python3-resolvelib-0.5.5-4.fc36.noarch         python3-winrm-0.4.1-5.fc36.noarch                
  python3-xmltodict-0.12.0-14.fc36.noarch       

Complete!
[[email protected] devops]# dnf list available ansible-core
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:47 ago on Mon 16 May 2022 07:48:42 AM UTC.
Error: No matching Packages to list
[[email protected] devops]# dnf list available ansible
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:50 ago on Mon 16 May 2022 07:48:42 AM UTC.
Error: No matching Packages to list
[[email protected] devops]# dnf list installed ansible
Installed Packages
ansible.noarch                                5.7.0-1.fc36                                 @updates
[[email protected] devops]# dnf list installed ansible-core
Installed Packages
ansible-core.noarch                             2.12.5-1.fc36                              @updates
[[email protected] devops]# rpm -qa | grep ansible
ansible-core-2.12.5-1.fc36.noarch
ansible-5.7.0-1.fc36.noarch
[[email protected] devops]# ansible --version
ansible [core 2.12.5]
  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/python3.10/site-packages/ansible
  ansible collection location = /root/.ansible/collections:/usr/share/ansible/collections
  executable location = /usr/bin/ansible
  python version = 3.10.4 (main, Mar 25 2022, 00:00:00) [GCC 12.0.1 20220308 (Red Hat 12.0.1-0)]
  jinja version = 3.0.3
  libyaml = True
[[email protected] devops]#

before execution

$ ssh [email protected]
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo su
[[email protected] devops]# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Fedora release 36 (Thirty Six)
[[email protected] devops]# dnf list available ansible
Available Packages
ansible.noarch                                 5.7.0-1.fc36                                 updates
[[email protected] devops]# dnf list available ansible-core
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:14 ago on Mon 16 May 2022 07:48:42 AM UTC.
Available Packages
ansible-core.noarch                              2.12.5-1.fc36                              updates
[[email protected] devops]# rpm -qa | grep ansible
[[email protected] devops]# ansible --version
bash: ansible: command not found

after execution

[[email protected] devops]# dnf list available ansible-core
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:47 ago on Mon 16 May 2022 07:48:42 AM UTC.
Error: No matching Packages to list
[[email protected] devops]# dnf list available ansible
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:50 ago on Mon 16 May 2022 07:48:42 AM UTC.
Error: No matching Packages to list
[[email protected] devops]# dnf list installed ansible
Installed Packages
ansible.noarch                                5.7.0-1.fc36                                 @updates
[[email protected] devops]# dnf list installed ansible-core
Installed Packages
ansible-core.noarch                             2.12.5-1.fc36                              @updates
[[email protected] devops]# rpm -qa | grep ansible
ansible-core-2.12.5-1.fc36.noarch
ansible-5.7.0-1.fc36.noarch
[[email protected] devops]# ansible --version
ansible [core 2.12.5]
  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/python3.10/site-packages/ansible
  ansible collection location = /root/.ansible/collections:/usr/share/ansible/collections
  executable location = /usr/bin/ansible
  python version = 3.10.4 (main, Mar 25 2022, 00:00:00) [GCC 12.0.1 20220308 (Red Hat 12.0.1-0)]
  jinja version = 3.0.3
  libyaml = True
[[email protected] devops]#

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