I need to install java on one of my VMs running SUSE Linux using ansible.

Below is the playbook code I am using:

- name: Download Java
  become_user: "{{user}}"
  command: "wget -q -O {{java_archive}} --no-check-certificate --no-cookies --header 'Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie' {{download_url}} creates={{java_archive}}"

- name: Fix ownership
  become_user: "{{user}}"
  file: state=directory path={{java_name}} owner={{user}} group={{user}} recurse=yes

- zypper: name={{download_folder}}/jdk-8u5-linux-x64.rpm become_user={{user}} state=present

- name: Clean up
  become_user: "{{user}}"
  file: state=absent path={{java_archive}}

The problem I'm facing is that the installer needs some interactions while installing. How do I automate that? Or there is some other way to achieve this?

interaction screen without ansible

As requested in comments, following message appears when I try to install without ansible.

  • What are those needed interactions? – ctx Mar 18 '17 at 12:02
  • It is throwing an error in XML format with some prompts tags asking questions like Continue?, Abort, retry, ignore? etc. link here is the link to the output that I have received (Raw unedited/unformatted) – Abhishek Sharma Mar 18 '17 at 12:45
  • Please capture the interaction prompts on a real shell (without ansible) and put then into your question. You probably have to do some work before you can run this playbook. – ctx Mar 18 '17 at 13:06

From ansible-doc zypper:

- oldpackage
        Adds `--oldpackage' option to `zypper'. Allows to downgrade packages
        with less side-effects than force. This is implied as soon as a
        version is specified as part of the package name.
        (Choices: yes, no)[Default: no]

Try with oldpackage=yes and if it doesn't help you could use the more aggressive force=yes option.

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