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How to Install Ansible on Ubuntu

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The procedure for installing Ansible on Ubuntu versions 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04 LTS is as follows



First, remove the default version supplied by the official Ubuntu repository:


sudo apt remove ansible
sudo apt –purge autoremove


Next, update the Ubuntu repository and apply all current patches:


sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade


Then install the software-properties-common package on Ubuntu and enable PPA support for the ansible repository:


sudo apt -y install software-properties-common
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ansible/ansible


Next install the latest version of Ansible for Ubuntu:


sudo apt install ansible



Finally, set up Ansible bash completion support:

sudo apt install python3-argcomplete
sudo activate-global-python-argcomplete3



You should now be able to run ansible-playbook and other ansible commands.




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