Ansible AUR helper
Ansible module to use some Arch User Repository (AUR) helpers as well as makepkg.
The following helpers are supported and automatically selected in the order they are listed:
makepkg will be used if no helper was found or if it is explicitly specified.
|name||no||Name or list of names of the package(s) to install or upgrade.|
|upgrade||no||no||yes, no||Whether or not to upgrade whole system.|
|use||no||auto||auto, yay, aurman, pacaur, trizen, pikaur, makepkg||The helper to use, 'auto' uses the first known helper found and makepkg as a fallback.|
|skip_installed||no||no||yes, no||Skip operations if the package is present.|
|skip_pgp_check||no||no||yes, no||Skip verification of PGP signatures. This is useful when installing packages on a host without GnuPG (properly) configured. Only valid with makepkg.|
|aur_only||no||no||yes, no||Limit operation to the AUR. Compatible with yay, aurman, pacaur and trizen.|
- Either name or upgrade is required, both cannot be used together.
- skip_installed cannot be used with upgrade.
- In the use=auto mode, makepkg is used as a fallback if no known helper is found.
The ansible-aur-git package is available in the AUR.
Note the module is installed in
/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules which 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
- This module aims to cover the AUR; for package removal or system upgrade with the repositories, it is recommended to use the official pacman module,
- A package is reinstalled only if an update is available, using the --needed parameter.
Use it in a task, as in the following examples:
# Install trizen using makepkg, skip if trizen is already installed - aur: name=trizen use=makepkg skip_installed=true become: yes become_user: aur_builder # Install package_name using the first known helper found - aur: name=package_name ... # Install package_name_1 and package_name_2 using trizen - aur: use: trizen name: - package_name_1 - package_name_2 ... # Upgrade - using pacaur - aur: upgrade=yes use=pacaur ...
Create the "aur_builder" user
While Ansible expects to SSH as root, AUR helpers do not allow executing operations as root, they all fail with "you cannot perform this operation as root". It is therefore recommended to create a user, that we will call for example aur_builder, that has no need for password with pacman in sudoers. This can be done in Ansible with the following actions:
- user: name: aur_builder 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'