ansible: include role in a role?


Is it possible to reuse a role in a role? I do not mean via defining a dependency in the meta/main.yml file of a role but by including the role in the tasks/main.yml of another role directly?

For example, I define a couple of basic roles in rolebooks and some more high level roles in roles.
I want the high level roles to include some of the basic roles in addition to some specific tasks.

In playbooks/roles/webtier/tasks/main.yml:



Old question BUT for the record: use Ansible 2.2+ and you’re good to go with include_role. Exactly for this very purpose… see documentation here.

Check out import_role as well… see documentation here

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