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Short Description
automatic build of ansible-galaxy-os, to speed up galaxy-kickstart builds
Full Description

This Ansible role is for configuring the base operating system useful for
running Galaxy.


The role has been developed and tested on Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 8. It requires sudo access.



Role variables

All of the listed variables are stored in defaults/main.yml. Individual variables
can be set or overridden by setting them directly in a playbook for this role
(see an example below for galaxy_user_uid). Alternatively, they can be set by
creating group_vars directory in the root directory of the playbook used to
execute this role and placing a file with the variables there. Note that the
name of this file must match the value of hosts setting in the corresponding
playbook (e.g., os-builder for the sample playbook provided below).

  • galaxy_user_name: (default: galaxy) system username to be used for
  • galaxy_user_uid: (default: 1001) UID for the galaxy_user_name

Control flow variables

The following variables can be set to either yes or no to indicate if the
given part of the role should be executed:

  • install_packages: (default: yes) install system level packages
  • install_maintainance_packages: (default: yes) install convenience system
    packages used for server maintenance and administration
  • configure_docker: (default: yes) configure Docker as part of install_packages
  • apt_package_state: (default: latest) set to present to not force update
    of existing installed packages.
  • add_system_users: (default: yes) configure system level users

Example playbook

To use the role, clone this repo and create a hosts file in the root repo dir
with access information for the target machine, for example:

[os-builder] ansible_ssh_private_key_file=key.pem ansible_ssh_user=ubuntu

Next, create a playbook.yml file, setting any variables as desired:

- hosts: os-builder
  become: yes
    - include: tasks/main.yml
      galaxy_user_uid: 1055

Run the playbook with:

$ ansible-playbook playbook.yml -i hosts -e "@defaults/main.yml"
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