Friday, July 19, 2013

Installing Ansible on OS X via Homebrew

I use Homebrew to manage the package installation on OS X.  I've recently started looking more into ansible  but its not available via the standard brew repositories.

Ansible is available for install via MacPorts, but since its generally a bad idea to install both HomeBrew and MacPorts on the same machine, that wouldn't work for me.

Thankfully, I'm not alone in this and thanks to some Google queries targeted toward github, I found a brew recipe out there.

So to install ansible on OS X, here's the quickest way to get started:

- Install Homebrew
- Install python 2.7 (Currently 2.7.5 in Homebrew)

    brew install python  

- Install ansible

    brew install https://raw.github.com/mnot/homebrew-stuff/master/ansible.rb


And voila!  Thanks to  @mnot , I am able to get up and running on ansible
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