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raspi_config

Ansible Role Ansible Role

A configuration role for Raspbian-based Raspberry Pi machines. Provides the following features:

  • exposes and/or emulates those raspi-config options that are most relevant to headless servers (see Rule Variables),
  • allows to add user-specified settings to /boot/config.txt via the raspi_config_other_options variable,
  • warns about leaving the default credentials accessible.

Requirements

None, other than installing the role itself. To do that, create a requirements.yml file next to your playbook with the following contents:

- name: mikolak-net.raspi_config

(note the _ underscore instead of the - hyphen in raspi_config)

and then run:

ansible-galaxy install -r requirements.yml

The role and its dependencies should be now installed and ready to reference in your playbook via the name given in the requirements file.

Note: you can also install the role directly:

ansible-galaxy install mikolak-net.raspi_config

but creating a requirements file is just good practice.

Role Variables

All user variables reside in defaults/main.yml. Currently the following are available:

# perform full update+upgrade
raspi_config_update_packages: yes
# have the FS fill the SD card
raspi_config_expanded_filesystem: yes
# how much memory should be owned by the GPU (vs RAM)
raspi_config_memory_split_gpu: 16
#currently sets Pi2 OC setting if applicable
raspi_config_ensure_optimal_cpu_params: yes
# set global locale
raspi_config_locale: en_US.UTF-8
# set timezone
raspi_config_timezone: UTC
# list of services that should be restarted if the timezone is changed
raspi_config_timezone_dependent_services: []
# set hostname
raspi_config_hostname: pi
# ensure camera support is on - CURRENTLY UNVERIFIED
raspi_config_enable_camera: no
# specify whether to fail deployment when user/password is default
# ignored if "raspi_config_replace_user" is set (warning will still display)
raspi_config_fail_on_auth_test: yes
# user to replace the default "pi" user with
# NOTE: if you use this for the first time as "pi", any post_tasks will fail!
raspi_config_replace_user:
  name:
  path_to_ssh_key: #LOCAL path to your public key file
# wait this many seconds before forcing connection retry after reboot
raspi_config_reboot_max_wait_time: 300
# use this to add any additional options to the config in raw form
raspi_config_other_options: {}

Dependencies

See dependencies in meta/main.yml.

Example Playbook

- hosts: pi*
  remote_user: pi
  become: true
  roles:
     - role: mikolak-net.raspi_config
       raspi_config_replace_user:
         name: mainuser
         path_to_ssh_key: "~/.ssh/my_pub_key_id_rsa.pub"

License

BSD

Author Information

Issues should be reported on the project page.

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