Installing `ansible` on RHEL 6.6.

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Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs. For more detail, hop over to docs.ansible.com.

Download epel and install.

[root@server-cloudera-manager ~]# wget \
                http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
[root@server-cloudera-manager ~]# rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
warning: epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 0608b895: NOKEY
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:epel-release           /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo
########################################### [100%]

IMPORTANT : As of now in redhat 6.6 python-jinja2 is moved to optional repo in redhat from epel. So we need to enable optional repo in redhat.

  • Information on python-jinja2 move from EPEL: http://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/topics/installation/rhel.html

  • How to enable repo: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/265523

ERROR before we enable the optional rpms.

[root@server ~]# yum install ansible
Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, security, subscription-manager
epel/metalink                                                                 |  12 kB     00:00
epel                                                                          | 4.3 kB     00:00
epel/primary_db                                                               | 5.7 MB     00:43
rhel-6-server-rpms                                                            | 3.7 kB     00:00
rhel-6-server-rpms/primary_db                                                 |  35 MB     01:29
rhel-server-dts-6-rpms                                                        | 2.9 kB     00:00
rhel-server-dts2-6-rpms                                                       | 2.9 kB     00:00
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package ansible.noarch 0:1.9.2-1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: python-simplejson for package: ansible-1.9.2-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-keyczar for package: ansible-1.9.2-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-jinja2 for package: ansible-1.9.2-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-httplib2 for package: ansible-1.9.2-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-crypto2.6 for package: ansible-1.9.2-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: PyYAML for package: ansible-1.9.2-1.el6.noarch
--> Running transaction check
---> Package PyYAML.x86_64 0:3.10-3.1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libyaml-0.so.2()(64bit) for package: PyYAML-3.10-3.1.el6.x86_64
---> Package ansible.noarch 0:1.9.2-1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: python-jinja2 for package: ansible-1.9.2-1.el6.noarch
---> Package python-crypto2.6.x86_64 0:2.6.1-2.el6 will be installed
---> Package python-httplib2.noarch 0:0.7.7-1.el6 will be installed
---> Package python-keyczar.noarch 0:0.71c-1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: python-pyasn1 for package: python-keyczar-0.71c-1.el6.noarch
---> Package python-simplejson.x86_64 0:2.0.9-3.1.el6 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package ansible.noarch 0:1.9.2-1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: python-jinja2 for package: ansible-1.9.2-1.el6.noarch
---> Package libyaml.x86_64 0:0.1.3-4.el6_6 will be installed
---> Package python-pyasn1.noarch 0:0.0.12a-1.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: ansible-1.9.2-1.el6.noarch (epel)
           Requires: python-jinja2
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
[root@server ~]#

Here is more verbose from the installation.

Enable optional repo.

[root@server-cloudera-manager yum.repos.d]# subscription-manager repos \
                                                            --enable=rhel-6-server-optional-rpms

Install ansible.

[root@server-cloudera-manager ~]# yum install ansible

===========================================================================
 Package           Arch   Version        Repository                   Size
===========================================================================
Installing:
 ansible           noarch 1.9.2-1.el6    epel                        1.7 M
Installing for dependencies:
 PyYAML            x86_64 3.10-3.1.el6   rhel-6-server-rpms          157 k
 libyaml           x86_64 0.1.3-4.el6_6  rhel-6-server-rpms           52 k
 python-babel      noarch 0.9.4-5.1.el6  rhel-6-server-rpms          1.4 M
 python-crypto2.6  x86_64 2.6.1-2.el6    epel                        513 k
 python-httplib2   noarch 0.7.7-1.el6    epel                         70 k
 python-jinja2     x86_64 2.2.1-2.el6_5  rhel-6-server-optional-rpms 466 k
 python-keyczar    noarch 0.71c-1.el6    epel                        219 k
 python-pyasn1     noarch 0.0.12a-1.el6  rhel-6-server-rpms           70 k
 python-simplejson x86_64 2.0.9-3.1.el6  rhel-6-server-rpms          126 k

Transaction Summary
===========================================================================
Install      10 Package(s)


[root@server-cloudera-manager ~]# ansible --version
ansible 1.9.2
  configured module search path = None
[root@server-cloudera-manager ~]#
Written on October 6, 2015