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Ansible Configuration Management - Second Edition by Daniel Hall

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Installation methods

If you want to use Ansible to manage a set of existing machines or infrastructure, you will likely want to use whatever package manager is included on those systems. This means that you will get updates for Ansible as your distribution updates it, which may lag several versions behind other methods. However, it means that you will be running a version that has been tested to work on the system you are using.

If you run an existing infrastructure, but need a newer version of Ansible, you can install Ansible via pip. Pip is a tool used to manage packages of Python software and libraries. Ansible releases are pushed to pip as soon as they are released, so if you are up to date with pip, you should always be running the latest ...

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