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Ansible troubleshooting - Indentation error

Indentation errors are one of the most common Ansible problems. In a live demo, we are going to troubleshoot starting from the error message. We are going to investigate the root cause of the problem and fix it.

August 2, 2021
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Today we’re going to talk about Ansible troubleshooting and specifically about indentation errors. I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot

Demo

The best way of talking about Ansible troubleshooting is to jump in a live demo to show you practically the error and how to solve it!

Error

---
- name: blockinfile module demo
  hosts: all
  become: true
  tasks:
- name: Generate /etc/hosts file
  ansible.builtin.blockinfile:
    state: present
    dest: /etc/hosts
    content: |
            192.168.0.200 demo demo.example.com

Fix

---
- name: blockinfile module demo
  hosts: all
  become: true
  tasks:
  - name: Generate /etc/hosts file
      ansible.builtin.blockinfile:
        state: present
        dest: /etc/hosts
        content: |
                    192.168.0.200 demo demo.example.com

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