Occasionally there may be a need to fix something in an ansible galaxy role, and use your fixed fork instead of the original role. Luckily since ansible galaxy introduced using YAML files to configure dependencies, this is simple enough to do.
Lets say we’re customising one of Geerlingguy’s roles, usually we’d have the following in our
- src: geerlingguy.php version: 1.8.1
To use our fork, all we need to do is change the
src over to our fork, and set the
name to match the original role:
- src: https://github.com/lewisw/ansible-role-php name: geerlingguy.php
I personally like to keep all my fixes on a separate branch, so I can submit them as pull requests, so to use a specific branch just use
- src: https://github.com/lewisw/ansible-role-php name: geerlingguy.php version: remotes/origin/configurable-pool-path
Then you’ll need to re-run the ansible galaxy install command like so:
ansible-galaxy install -f -r requirements.yml
-f will force the reinstallation of your roles. It probably isn’t necessary for ansible galaxy to pick-up your changes, but just to be on the safe side I always include it.
That’s all, happy forking!