The ansible-galaxy install command can be used to:
In this example, the ansible.posix collection is installed. Notice that by default, the collection is installed to the users collections (/home/john.doe/.ansible/collections).
~]$ ansible-galaxy collection install ansible.posix Starting galaxy collection install process Process install dependency map Starting collection install process Installing 'ansible.posix:1.2.0' to '/home/john.doe/.ansible/collections/ansible_collections/ansible/posix' Downloading https://galaxy.ansible.com/download/ansible-posix-1.2.0.tar.gz to /home/john.doe/.ansible/tmp/ansible-local-15258q2alfwvq/tmpdesamf4k ansible.posix (1.2.0) was installed successfully
The -p or --collections-path option can be used to specify the installation directory. In this example, the ansible.posix collection will be installed to /usr/local/ansible/collections/ansible_collections/ansible/posix.
ansible-galaxy collection install ansible.posix --collections-path /usr/local/ansible/collections
In this scenario, it probably makes the most sense to append /usr/local/ansible/collections/ansible_collections/ansible/posix to the library directory in the main ansible.cfg file so that any user on the system can use a package in the ansible.posix collection.
library = /usr/local/ansible/collections/ansible_collections/ansible/posix
The requirements.yml file can be used to install one or more collections. For example, let's say requirements.yml has the following.
--- collections: - ansible.posix - community.general
You would then issue this command to install the collections listed in requirements.yml.
ansible-galaxy install -r requirements.yml