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installing JAVA with alternatives and ansible

This playbook will install and configure two Java version (7 and 8).

- hosts:
   jbin: /usr/bin
      download: ''
      args: 'Cookie:; oraclelicense=acc'
      home: /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_79/bin
      unpackwith: yum -y localinstall /tmp/jdk-7u79-linux-x64.rpm
      priority: 1
      download: ''
      args: 'Cookie:; oraclelicense=ace'
      home: /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_111/bin
      unpackwith: gzip -d /tmp/jdk-8u111-linux-x64.tar.gz
      priority: 2

  - name: install wget
    yum: pkg=wget state=present

  - name: download Javas
      url: "{{ }}"
      dest: /tmp
      headers: "{{ item.value.args }}"
      force: no
    with_dict: "{{ javas }}"

  - name: install Java7 & unpack Java8 packages
    command: "{{ item.value.unpackwith }}"
    with_dict: "{{ javas }}"

  - name: install Java8
    command: tar -xf /tmp/jdk-8u111-linux-x64.tar -C /usr/java

  - name: configure jar's
    command: 'alternatives --install {{ jbin }}/jar jar  {{ item.value.home }}/jar {{ item.value.priority }}'
    with_dict: "{{ javas }}"

  - name: configure java's
    command: 'alternatives --install {{ jbin }}/java java {{ item.value.home }}/java {{ item.value.priority }}'
    with_dict: "{{ javas }}"

  - name: configure javac's
    command: 'alternatives --install {{ jbin }}/javac javac {{ item.value.home }}/javac {{ item.value.priority }}'
    with_dict: "{{ javas }}"

  - name: remove java7 package
    file: path=/tmp/jdk-7u79-linux-x64.rpm state=absent

  - name: remove java8 package
    file: path=/tmp/jdk-8u111-linux-x64.tar state=absent

Ansible has modules “replacing” both tar and alternatives command that could be used instead of the command module and UNIX commands shown above.

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