Ansible - Uninstall Ansible on Linux using pip

The pip3 show command can be used to determine if Ansible is installed.

AVOID TROUBLE

There are 3 versions of pip

  • pip is used for Python version 2.6 and below
  • pip2 is used for Python version 2.7 and above
  • pip3 is used for Python version 3

For example, the /usr/bin/pip command (or just pip) would be used for Python version 2.6 and below.

pip3 show ansible

 

Something like this should be returned. In this example, Ansible version 2.9.12 is installed.

Name: ansible
Version: 2.9.12
Summary: Radically simple IT automation
Home-page: https://ansible.com/
Author: Ansible, Inc.
Author-email: info@ansible.com
License: GPLv3+
Location: /root/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages
Requires: jinja2, PyYAML, cryptography

 

The hash command caches the paths to commands, and if a command is relocated then bash will not pick it up unless that cache is cleared. Issue the following command to clear Ansible from the cache.

hash -d ansible

 

Use pip3 to uninstall ansible.

pip3 uninstall ansible

 

Something like this should be returned.

Found existing installation: ansible 2.9.12
Uninstalling ansible-2.9.12:
  Would remove:
    /usr/local/bin/ansible
    /usr/local/bin/ansible-config
    /usr/local/bin/ansible-connection
    /usr/local/bin/ansible-console
    /usr/local/bin/ansible-doc
    /usr/local/bin/ansible-galaxy
    /usr/local/bin/ansible-inventory
    /usr/local/bin/ansible-playbook
    /usr/local/bin/ansible-pull
    /usr/local/bin/ansible-test
    /usr/local/bin/ansible-vault
    /usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/ansible-2.9.12-py3.6.egg-info
    /usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/ansible/*
    /usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/ansible_test/*
  Would not remove (might be manually added):
    /usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/ansible_test/_data/injector/ansible-inventory
Proceed (y/n)? y
  Successfully uninstalled ansible-2.9.12

 

The pip3 show command should now return something like this.

WARNING: Package(s) not found: ansible

 




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August 1st, 2022 by Lavanya hema
Perfect solution. saved lot of time