Installing rvm with Ansible playbook

Posted February 15, 2015 11.2k views

I’m learning Ansible and am trying to install rvm with the rvm_io.rvm1-ruby playbook.

It’s failing to create /usr/local/rvm, even though I’m telling it to use sudo.

Has anyone used this playbook successfully, and if so, could you point out what I’m doing wrong please?

Here’s my playbook so far:

- name: Install everything
  hosts: "{{ hosts }}"
  remote_user: someone
  sudo: yes

    - mysql

    - role: rvm_io.rvm1-ruby
      sudo: True
      rvm1_user: 'someone'
      rvm1_rvm_version: 'stable'
      rvm1_rvm_check_for_updates: True
        - '{{ ruby_version }}'

I’ve tried executing both with and without ‘sudo: True’ in the rvm role and the result is the same (I’m assuming sudo should still be active from the initial “sudo: yes’?)

I’m specifying the sudo pwd on the cmd line using -K and the install/configure mysql is working OK, so sudo is definitely being used for that.

If I SSH in as 'someone’ and

$ sudo mkdir /usr/local/rvm

there’s no problem either.


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Thanks Sanjay.

Yes, I’m using the rvm1-ansible playbook, which doesn’t appear to work.

I think I’ll just use a shell command to install rvm instead, like the ansible-starter repo you pointed out.