In my playbook
main.yml I have a block like this:
- include_tasks: dev.yml when: ec2_tag_env == 'dev'
It works fine
However, if I try to call a specific task within dev.yml using a tag. It won’t qualify the task during the run
For example, this tagged task within
- name: Pull the latest image docker_image: name: "" source: pull tags: - container
When I run the playbook with
-t container it will NOT qualify since the
include_tasks step doesn’t have that tag.
Adding the tag to
include_tasks will of course fix the problem, but I would then need to keep track of tags as they get added to sub-tasks and add them here as well:
- include_tasks: dev.yml when: ec2_tag_env == 'dev' tags: - container
Is it possible to have Ansible just "know" what tasks are within the
include_tasksblock and pull the applicable tags?
What’s the best practice for achieving this goal?
What I would prefer to not have to do:
- Put everything
main.yml. I have so many tasks in this playbook I really want to keep them organized in files.
- Tag all my
include_tasksblocks with all its sub-tags manually. Sounds like a nightmare to manage.