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A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #58, 2022-05-13 (Past Issues)

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cybette said


dmsimard shared

Hi o/

We're working on implementing regular testing of ansible-test's sanity checks across every collection included in the Ansible community package and found that many are failing sanity tests. It would be great to fix as many as we can before the release of Ansible 6 around 2022-06-21.

Most failures are not critical and there's a lot of low-hanging fruits that could contribute to improving the quality of the modules and plugins that are released. It's OK to ignore rules that are not relevant but these should be specified in versioned files such as tests/sanity/ignore-2.12.txt in order to avoid warnings and errors.

There's documentation on sanity tests here: https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/dev_guide/testing_sanity.html If you are the maintainer of an included collection or would like to help, you can learn more about the effort and the logs from the sanity tests in this issue: https://github.com/ansible-community/community-topics/issues/96

If you'd like to chat about Ansible packaging in general, find us in: - #ansible-community and #ansible-packaging on libera.chat, or - #community:ansible.com and #packaging:ansible.com on matrix

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The Ansible package includes ansible-core and is a batteries-included package that provides a curated set of Ansible collections. See the Ansible roadmaps for future release plans.

ompragash contributed

Ansible 6 Alpha PPA package is available for the Ubuntu Jammy (22.04LTS) release!🎉

Contributors are welcome to test the package and provide us with feedback!❤️

Follow the instructions to install and test Ansible 6 Alpha on ubuntu:jammy docker container:


docker run --name=test-ansible6 -td ubuntu:jammy bash

docker exec -it test-ansible6 bash

root@ed6c0c4e2adc:/# TZ=America/New_York && ln -snf /usr/share/zoneinfo/$TZ /etc/localtime && echo $TZ > /etc/timezone root@ed6c0c4e2adc:/# apt-get update && apt -y install software-properties-common root@ed6c0c4e2adc:/# add-apt-repository ppa:ansible/testing-ansible-6 -y && apt-get update root@ed6c0c4e2adc:/# apt install ansible -y ~~~

If you run into installation issues or technical errors, kindly report it on the ansible-community/ppa repo here.


andersson007_ contributed

The vmware.vmware_rest collection has been included in Ansible 5. Thanks to everyone involved!

andersson007_ said

The community.mysql collection 1.4.5, 2.3.6 and 3.2.0 versions have been released! Thanks to rsicart, betanummeric, nerijus , kzinas-adv, pookey, the02 and hubiongithub!

briantist contributed

community.hashi_vault version 2.5.0 has been released with new KV plugins and more. See the release notes and changelog for more information. This is the last expected release before 3.0.0.

felixfontein shared

community.crypto 2.3.0 (changelog) and 1.9.14 (changelog) have been released with new features and bugfixes.


mariolenz shared

If you are maintaining a collection that is part of the Ansible community package, you might be interested in the discussion to have a mandatory machine-readable maintainers file in the collections.

andersson007_ said

The Community and Steering committee will be grateful for any feedback on the What to do with a lack of collection inclusion reviews community topic. The backlog of submitted collections is growing. How can we fix the situation? See the topic for details.

mariolenz contributed

For people using the Ansible community package, there is no generic way to find out the version they are running. ansible --version just gives the ansible-core version, so they have to rely on their specific package manager (pip, dpkg, rpm...). If you think there should be a generic way, please add your views to the CLI program which prints the Ansible package's version discussion.


cybette shared

Ansible Contributor Survey

Feedback is really important to us so we can keep on improving the Contributor Experience for our wonderful Ansible Community. Please take a few minutes to fill in the Contributor Survey that we have put together!

hunleyd said

The community.postgresql collection maintainers are pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new Matrix room (https://matrix.to/#/#postgresql:ansible.com) for all users interested in the collection! If you're a current user of the collection seeking help (or wanting to help others), a new user interested in finding out about the collection, or just curious about PostgreSQL and how to use it in your Ansible plays, please feel free to join us and have a chat.


cybette contributed

Ansible München group is organizing an Ansible SpringFest! It will be on Tuesday, May 31st, starting from 18:00 CEST at Einstein Kultur. There will be 2 talks, "Ansible Automation for SAP - Deployment, Operations and Modernization" and "Ansible and Kubernetes - an alternative to Helm". See here for more details and RSVP.


Have any questions you’d like to ask, or issues you’d like to see covered? Please ask in #social:ansible.com! See you next time!