Ansible Packages

Learn how Ansible is packaged and what some of the advantages of the ansible and ansible-core packages are.

Ansible releases are packaged and distributed in two packages: ansible-core and ansible. The ansible-core package contains the minimum of the Ansible platform. It includes all the command-line tools, the main components, and the ansible.builtin collection. The ansible community package includes ansible-core plus some additional collections.

Installing an Ansible package

You can choose any of the following ways to install the Ansible community package:

  • Install the latest release with our OS package manager for certain Linux distributions.
  • Install with pip (the Python package manager).

Ansible core

Ansible core is a command-line tool primarily for developers and users who want to install only the necessary collections.

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