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Ansible: "apt" module and loops

After upgrading Ansible to version 2.8.3, the "apt" module started spitting out deprecation warnings:

TASK [common : basic packages] ***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
[DEPRECATION WARNING]: Invoking "apt" only once while using a loop via squash_actions is deprecated. Instead of using a loop to supply multiple items and specifying `name: "{{ item }}"`, please use `name: ['vim', 'screen', 'rsync']` and remove the loop. This feature will be removed in version 2.11. Deprecation warnings can be disabled by setting deprecation_warnings=False in ansible.cfg.
ok: [hostname] => (item=['vim', 'screen', 'rsync'])

 

 

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