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The easier way to install and maintain up-to-date Ansible inside Gentoo Linux using the "portage" package manager.

How to install Ansible in Gentoo Linux? Today we’re going to talk about the easier way to install and maintain Ansible inside Gentoo using the default “portage” package manager. I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot.

How to install Ansible in Gentoo Linux

Today we’re talking about How to install Ansible in Gentoo. The good news is that Ansible is included in the “app-admin/ansible” repository so you could install it simply with your usual package manager “emerge” for Portage. You could expect the latest version of Ansible to maintain up-to-date with Portage.

demo

Let’s jump in a quick live demo of how to install the latest version of Ansible using emerge for Portage.

code

#!/bin/bash
$ sudo emerge --sync
$ sudo emerge --ask app-admin/ansible
$ sudo emerge -pv app-admin/ansible

execution

$ ssh [email protected]
[email protected] ~ $ sudo su
gentoo /home/devops # cat /etc/os-release 
NAME=Gentoo
ID=gentoo
PRETTY_NAME="Gentoo/Linux"
ANSI_COLOR="1;32"
HOME_URL="https://www.gentoo.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://www.gentoo.org/support/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.gentoo.org/"
gentoo /home/devops # cat /etc/gentoo-release 
Gentoo Base System release 2.7
gentoo /home/devops # uname -a
Linux gentoo 5.10.76-gentoo-r1 #1 SMP Tue Nov 23 04:46:43 PST 2021 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
gentoo /home/devops # emerge --sync
>>> Syncing repository 'gentoo' into '/usr/portage'...
 * Using keys from /usr/share/openpgp-keys/gentoo-release.asc
 * Refreshing keys via WKD ...                                                              [ ok ]
>>> Starting rsync with rsync://81.91.253.252/gentoo-portage...
>>> Checking server timestamp ...
Welcome to starling.gentoo.org / rsync.gentoo.org
Server Address : 81.91.253.252, 2a01:90:200:10::1a
Contact Name   : [email protected]
Hardware       : 2 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2470 0 @ 2.30GHz, 3946MB RAM
Sponsor        : Qube Managed Services Limited, Zurich, Switzerland, EU
Please note: common gentoo-netiquette says you should not sync more
than once a day.  Users who abuse the rsync.gentoo.org rotation
may be added to a temporary ban list.
MOTD autogenerated by update-rsync-motd on Fri Aug 20 06:43:59 AM UTC 2021
receiving incremental file list
timestamp.chk
Number of files: 1 (reg: 1)
Number of created files: 0
Number of deleted files: 0
Number of regular files transferred: 1
Total file size: 32 bytes
Total transferred file size: 32 bytes
Literal data: 32 bytes
Matched data: 0 bytes
File list size: 42
File list generation time: 0.001 seconds
File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds
Total bytes sent: 104
Total bytes received: 133
sent 104 bytes  received 133 bytes  474.00 bytes/sec
total size is 32  speedup is 0.14
Welcome to starling.gentoo.org / rsync.gentoo.org
Server Address : 81.91.253.252, 2a01:90:200:10::1a
Contact Name   : [email protected]
Hardware       : 2 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2470 0 @ 2.30GHz, 3946MB RAM
Sponsor        : Qube Managed Services Limited, Zurich, Switzerland, EU
Please note: common gentoo-netiquette says you should not sync more
than once a day.  Users who abuse the rsync.gentoo.org rotation
may be added to a temporary ban list.
MOTD autogenerated by update-rsync-motd on Fri Aug 20 06:43:59 AM UTC 2021
receiving incremental file list
deleting gentoo-20211122.tar.xz.md5sum
deleting gentoo-20211122.tar.xz.gpgsig
Manifest
Manifest.files.gz
acct-user/Manifest.gz
deleting acct-user/subsonic/subsonic-0.ebuild
acct-user/root/Manifest
deleting app-accessibility/kontrast/kontrast-21.04.3.ebuild
deleting app-admin/ansible-molecule/ansible-molecule-3.5.2.ebuild
deleting app-admin/ansible-molecule/ansible-molecule-3.3.4.ebuild
deleting app-admin/awscli/awscli-1.22.9.ebuild
deleting app-admin/awscli/awscli-1.22.8.ebuild
[...]
Number of files: 147,832 (reg: 121,023, dir: 26,809)
Number of created files: 2,543 (reg: 2,449, dir: 94)
Number of deleted files: 2,304 (reg: 2,262, dir: 42)
Number of regular files transferred: 8,900
Total file size: 238.58M bytes
Total transferred file size: 32.41M bytes
Literal data: 32.41M bytes
Matched data: 0 bytes
File list size: 3.78M
File list generation time: 0.001 seconds
File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds
Total bytes sent: 202.85K
Total bytes received: 36.66M
sent 202.85K bytes  received 36.66M bytes  1.71M bytes/sec
total size is 238.58M  speedup is 6.47
 * Manifest timestamp: 2021-12-04 08:09:13 UTC
 * Valid OpenPGP signature found:
 * - primary key: DCD05B71EAB94199527F44ACDB6B8C1F96D8BF6D
 * - subkey: E1D6ABB63BFCFB4BA02FDF1CEC590EEAC9189250
 * - timestamp: 2021-12-04 08:09:13 UTC
 * Verifying /usr/portage/.tmp-unverified-download-quarantine ...                           [ ok ]
=== Sync completed for gentoo
Performing Global Updates
(Could take a couple of minutes if you have a lot of binary packages.)
  .='update pass'  *='binary update'  #='/var/db update'  @='/var/db move'
  s='/var/db SLOT move'  %='binary move'  S='binary SLOT move'
  p='update /etc/portage/package.*'
/usr/portage/profiles/updates/2Q-2016.......................................................
/usr/portage/profiles/updates/4Q-2021....
Action: sync for repo: gentoo, returned code = 0
gentoo /home/devops # emerge --ask app-admin/ansible
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/ptyprocess-0.7.0  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/pexpect-4.8.0-r2  USE="-doc -examples -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/six-1.16.0  USE="-doc -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/httplib2-0.19.1-r1  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/netaddr-0.8.0  USE="-doc -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/resolvelib-0.5.4  PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/ply-3.11-r1  USE="-examples" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/cython-0.29.24-r1  USE="-doc -emacs -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild   R    ] dev-python/markupsafe-2.0.1  PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8* -python3_9*" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/pyasn1-0.4.8-r1  USE="-doc" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild   R    ] dev-python/jinja-3.0.2  PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8* -python3_9*" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/pycparser-2.20-r1  PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/cffi-1.15.0  USE="-doc -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/cryptography-3.4.7-r2  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/bcrypt-3.2.0  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/pynacl-1.4.0  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/paramiko-2.8.0  USE="-doc -examples (-server) -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-libs/libyaml-0.2.5  USE="-doc -static-libs -test" 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/pyyaml-6.0  USE="-examples -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 
[ebuild  N     ] net-misc/sshpass-1.06 
[ebuild  N     ] app-admin/ansible-base-2.11.6-r1  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9" 
[ebuild  N     ] app-admin/ansible-4.6.0  PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9"
Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No] Yes
>>> Verifying ebuild manifests
>>> Emerging (1 of 22) dev-python/ptyprocess-0.7.0::gentoo
>>> Emerging (2 of 22) dev-python/six-1.16.0::gentoo
>>> Emerging (3 of 22) dev-python/httplib2-0.19.1-r1::gentoo
>>> Emerging (4 of 22) dev-python/netaddr-0.8.0::gentoo
>>> Emerging (5 of 22) dev-python/resolvelib-0.5.4::gentoo
>>> Emerging (6 of 22) dev-python/ply-3.11-r1::gentoo
>>> Emerging (7 of 22) dev-python/cython-0.29.24-r1::gentoo
>>> Emerging (8 of 22) dev-python/markupsafe-2.0.1::gentoo
>>> Installing (1 of 22) dev-python/ptyprocess-0.7.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (2 of 22) dev-python/six-1.16.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (5 of 22) dev-python/resolvelib-0.5.4::gentoo
>>> Installing (3 of 22) dev-python/httplib2-0.19.1-r1::gentoo
>>> Installing (4 of 22) dev-python/netaddr-0.8.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (6 of 22) dev-python/ply-3.11-r1::gentoo
>>> Installing (8 of 22) dev-python/markupsafe-2.0.1::gentoo
>>> Emerging (9 of 22) dev-python/pexpect-4.8.0-r2::gentoo
>>> Emerging (10 of 22) dev-python/pyasn1-0.4.8-r1::gentoo
>>> Emerging (11 of 22) dev-python/jinja-3.0.2::gentoo
>>> Installing (9 of 22) dev-python/pexpect-4.8.0-r2::gentoo
>>> Installing (11 of 22) dev-python/jinja-3.0.2::gentoo
>>> Emerging (12 of 22) dev-python/pycparser-2.20-r1::gentoo
>>> Emerging (13 of 22) dev-libs/libyaml-0.2.5::gentoo
>>> Emerging (14 of 22) net-misc/sshpass-1.06::gentoo
>>> Installing (10 of 22) dev-python/pyasn1-0.4.8-r1::gentoo
>>> Installing (7 of 22) dev-python/cython-0.29.24-r1::gentoo
>>> Installing (14 of 22) net-misc/sshpass-1.06::gentoo
>>> Installing (12 of 22) dev-python/pycparser-2.20-r1::gentoo
>>> Emerging (15 of 22) dev-python/cffi-1.15.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (13 of 22) dev-libs/libyaml-0.2.5::gentoo
>>> Emerging (16 of 22) dev-python/pyyaml-6.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (15 of 22) dev-python/cffi-1.15.0::gentoo
>>> Emerging (17 of 22) dev-python/cryptography-3.4.7-r2::gentoo
>>> Emerging (18 of 22) dev-python/bcrypt-3.2.0::gentoo
>>> Emerging (19 of 22) dev-python/pynacl-1.4.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (16 of 22) dev-python/pyyaml-6.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (18 of 22) dev-python/bcrypt-3.2.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (19 of 22) dev-python/pynacl-1.4.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (17 of 22) dev-python/cryptography-3.4.7-r2::gentoo
>>> Emerging (20 of 22) dev-python/paramiko-2.8.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (20 of 22) dev-python/paramiko-2.8.0::gentoo
>>> Emerging (21 of 22) app-admin/ansible-base-2.11.6-r1::gentoo
>>> Installing (21 of 22) app-admin/ansible-base-2.11.6-r1::gentoo
>>> Emerging (22 of 22) app-admin/ansible-4.6.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (22 of 22) app-admin/ansible-4.6.0::gentoo
>>> Recording app-admin/ansible in "world" favorites file...
>>> Jobs: 22 of 22 complete                         Load avg: 1.22, 1.40, 0.75
* Messages for package dev-python/netaddr-0.8.0:
* Install additional packages for optional runtime features:
 *   dev-python/ipython for CLI support
* Messages for package dev-python/jinja-3.0.2:
* For i18n support, please emerge dev-python/Babel.
>>> Auto-cleaning packages...
>>> No outdated packages were found on your system.
* GNU info directory index is up-to-date.
gentoo /home/devops # ansible --version
ansible [core 2.11.6] 
  config file = None
  configured module search path = ['/root/.ansible/plugins/modules', '/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules']
  ansible python module location = /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ansible
  ansible collection location = /root/.ansible/collections:/usr/share/ansible/collections
  executable location = /usr/lib/python-exec/python3.8/ansible
  python version = 3.8.12 (default, Nov 22 2021, 23:02:16) [GCC 11.2.0]
  jinja version = 3.0.2
  libyaml = True
gentoo /home/devops # emerge -pv ansible
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild   R    ] app-admin/ansible-4.6.0::gentoo  PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9" 0 KiB
Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 KiB
gentoo /home/devops #

before execution

# emerge -pv ansible
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/ptyprocess-0.7.0::gentoo  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 70 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/pexpect-4.8.0-r2::gentoo  USE="-doc -examples -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 154 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/six-1.16.0::gentoo  USE="-doc -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 34 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/httplib2-0.19.1-r1::gentoo  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 258 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/netaddr-0.8.0::gentoo  USE="-doc -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 1,914 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/resolvelib-0.5.4::gentoo  PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 15 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/ply-3.11-r1:0/3.11::gentoo  USE="-examples" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 156 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/cython-0.29.24-r1::gentoo  USE="-doc -emacs -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 2,049 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/pyasn1-0.4.8-r1::gentoo  USE="-doc" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 144 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/pycparser-2.20-r1::gentoo  PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 158 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/cffi-1.15.0:0/1.15.0::gentoo  USE="-doc -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 473 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/cryptography-3.4.7-r2::gentoo  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 535 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/bcrypt-3.2.0::gentoo  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 42 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/pynacl-1.4.0::gentoo  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 45,310 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/paramiko-2.8.0::gentoo  USE="-doc -examples (-server) -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 325 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-libs/libyaml-0.2.5::gentoo  USE="-doc -static-libs -test" 84 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python/pyyaml-6.0::gentoo  USE="-examples -test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 (-pypy3) -python3_9 (-python3_10)" 118 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] net-misc/sshpass-1.06::gentoo  110 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] app-admin/ansible-base-2.11.6-r1::gentoo  USE="-test" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9" 6,836 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] app-admin/ansible-4.6.0::gentoo  PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9" 34,810 KiB
Total: 20 packages (20 new), Size of downloads: 93,582 KiB
gentoo /home/devops #

after execution

# ansible --version
ansible [core 2.11.6] 
  config file = None
  configured module search path = ['/root/.ansible/plugins/modules', '/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules']
  ansible python module location = /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ansible
  ansible collection location = /root/.ansible/collections:/usr/share/ansible/collections
  executable location = /usr/lib/python-exec/python3.8/ansible
  python version = 3.8.12 (default, Nov 22 2021, 23:02:16) [GCC 11.2.0]
  jinja version = 3.0.2
  libyaml = True
gentoo /home/devops # emerge -pv ansible
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild   R    ] app-admin/ansible-4.6.0::gentoo  PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_8 -python3_9" 0 KiB
Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 KiB
gentoo /home/devops #

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