Sam Doran just merged my pull request which introduces a new connection plugin
for podman. If you are not sure what an Ansible connection plugin is, hold
tight and I’ll show you.
The connection plugin is the component which enables Ansible to execute
commands in a target environment: you are probably mostly familiar with these
- ssh — managing remote machines
- local — executing a playbook in the current environment
Since Ansible abstracts this mechanic very well, you can easily write
connection plugins for such a thing as container managers. Ansible has one for
docker and some time ago I wrote one for buildah. I concluded it’s time to
write it for podman as well, finally (so I can utilize it in ansible-bender).