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Install Ansible for Mac Universal (Intel Chip and Apple Silicon) using Homebrew in macOS Monterey

How to install the latest release of Ansible and its dependencies using Homebrew Package Manager in macOS 12.6 Monterey.

September 27, 2022
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How to Install Ansible for Mac Universal (Intel Chip and Apple Silicon) using Homebrew?

Homebrew is an incredible package manager for macOS, allowing you to install and maintain up-to-date software easily.

I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot.

code

Ansible is available as package “ansible” in Homebrew Package Manager for Mac Universal (Intel Chip and Apple Silicon)

installation

[email protected] ~ % brew install ansible
Running `brew update --auto-update`...
==> Auto-updated Homebrew!
Updated 1 tap (homebrew/core).
==> New Formulae
highway
You have 1 outdated formula installed.
You can upgrade it with brew upgrade
or list it with brew outdated.
==> Downloading https://ghcr.io/v2/homebrew/core/ansible/manifests/6.4.0
Already downloaded: /Users/lberton/Library/Caches/Homebrew/downloads/d0e2c11f4aa8bcabca08e582a38531b294bba158e761cd4058f9d4a98029475d--ansible-6.4.0.bottle_manifest.json
==> Downloading https://ghcr.io/v2/homebrew/core/ansible/blobs/sha256:0a173d0d505628d07
Already downloaded: /Users/lberton/Library/Caches/Homebrew/downloads/8b047b2c1cc2bf0f7df03f22f0a78d5d971620e195e7bdcfc7b954448ac781fc--ansible--6.4.0.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
==> Pouring ansible--6.4.0.arm64_monterey.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /opt/homebrew/Cellar/ansible/6.4.0: 28,126 files, 347.7MB
==> Running `brew cleanup ansible`...
Disable this behaviour by setting HOMEBREW_NO_INSTALL_CLEANUP.
Hide these hints with HOMEBREW_NO_ENV_HINTS (see `man brew`).
[email protected] ~ %

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verification

% ansible --version
ansible [core 2.13.4]
  config file = None
  configured module search path = ['/Users/lberton/.ansible/plugins/modules', '/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules']
  ansible python module location = /opt/homebrew/Cellar/ansible/6.4.0/libexec/lib/python3.10/site-packages/ansible
  ansible collection location = /Users/lberton/.ansible/collections:/usr/share/ansible/collections
  executable location = /opt/homebrew/bin/ansible
  python version = 3.10.6 (main, Aug 30 2022, 04:58:14) [Clang 13.1.6 (clang-1316.0.21.2.5)]
  jinja version = 3.1.2
  libyaml = True
[email protected] ~ %

Recap

Now you know how to install Ansible for Mac Universal (Intel Chip and Apple Silicon) using Homebrew in macOS.

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