Nico Schlömer asked:
For Ansible, I have a role that sets the time zone and populates the setting the (Ubuntu) base system,
- name: set timezone copy: content='Europe/Berlin' dest=/etc/timezone owner=root group=root mode=0644 backup=yes - name: update timezone command: dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata
These two commands are executed no matter what. This means that when Ansible is run twice for the same target, one still gets a
changed=2 in the result summary,
default : ok=41 changed=2 unreachable=0 failed=0
Ideally, everything should be
ok in the second run.
While I’m guessing that the
update timezone should have some sort of dependency on
set timezone, I’m not too sure how to best achieve this.
You simply need to register a variable for the
copy play, then check to see whether it has
- name: make a file copy: ... register: whatever - name: run a command command: ... when: whatever.changed
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