Ansible module to manage packages from the AUR
Ansible module to use some Arch User Repository (AUR) helpers as well as makepkg.
makepkg will be used if no helper was found or if it is explicitly specified: - makepkg
|Parameter |Choices/Default |Comments| |--- |--- |---| |name | |Name or list of names of the package(s) to install or upgrade.| |state |present, latest |Desired state of the package, 'present' skips operations if the package is already installed.| |upgrade |yes, no |Whether or not to upgrade whole system.| |use |auto, yay, paru, pacaur, trizen, pikaur, aurman, makepkg |The tool to use, 'auto' uses the first known helper found and makepkg as a fallback.| |extraargs |null |A list of additional arguments to pass directly to the tool. Cannot be used in 'auto' mode.| |auronly |yes, no |Limit helper operation to the AUR.| |localpkgbuild |Local directory with PKGBUILD, null |Only valid with makepkg or pikaur. Don't download the package from AUR. Build the package using a local PKGBUILD and the other build files.| |skippgpcheck |yes, no |Only valid with makepkg. Skip PGP signatures verification of source file, useful when installing packages without GnuPG properly configured.| |ignorearch |yes, no |Only valid with makepkg. Ignore a missing or incomplete arch field, useful when the PKGBUILD does not have the arch=('yourarch') field.|
The ansible-aur-git package is available in the AUR.
Note: The module is installed in
/usr/share/ansible/plugins/moduleswhich is one of the default module library paths.
Just clone the ansible-aur repository into your user custom-module directory:
git clone https://github.com/kewlfft/ansible-aur.git ~/.ansible/plugins/modules/aur
ansible-aur is available in Galaxy which is a hub for sharing Ansible content. To download it, use:
ansible-galaxy install kewlfft.aur
Note: If this module is installed from Ansible Galaxy, you will need to list it explicitly in your playbook: ```
or in your role: ```
dependencies: - kewlfft.aur ```
# tasks/main.yml - aur: name=package_name
While Ansible expects to SSH as root, makepkg or AUR helpers do not allow executing operations as root, they fail with "you cannot perform this operation as root". It is therefore recommended to create a user, which is non-root but has no need for password with pacman in sudoers, let's call it aur_builder.
This user can be created in an Ansible task with the following actions:
- user: name: aur_builder create_home: no group: wheel - lineinfile: path: /etc/sudoers.d/11-install-aur_builder line: 'aur_builder ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/pacman' create: yes validate: 'visudo -cf %s'
Use it in a task, as in the following examples: ```