We're happy to announce that the Ansible 5.0.0 package has been released !
Ansible 5.0.0 includes the newly released ansible-core 2.12 as well as
a curated set of Ansible collections to provide a vast number of
modules and plugins.
This is a major version update from Ansible 4.x which included
ansible-core 2.11 and there may be backwards incompatibilities in the
core playbook language.
Please see the porting guide (linked at the bottom) for details.
How to get it
Due to a limitation in pip, if you are upgrading from Ansible 3 (or
earlier), you need to uninstall ansible and ansible-base before
installing Ansible 5:
$ pip uninstall ansible ansible-base
$ pip install ansible==5.0.0 --user
The tar.gz of the release can be found here:
Ansible 5.0.0: https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/a/ansible/ansible-5.0.0.tar.gz
What's new in Ansible 5.0.0
* The changelog for ansible-core 2.12.0 installed by this release of
ansible is available here:
* Collections which have opted into being a part of the Ansible-5
unified changelog will have an entry on this page:
* ansible-core-2.12 now requires Python 3.8 or greater on the
controller (where you run ansible-playbook).
* Support for python 2.6 for managed nodes is deprecated in
ansible-core 2.12 and will be removed in ansible-core 2.13 (around May
* For collections which have not opted into the unified changelog, you
may find more information on https://galaxy.ansible.com
source repository. For example, the community.crypto collection would
be found at https://galaxy.ansible.com/community/crypto
and you can
find a link to the source repository under the "Repo" button at the
What's the schedule for new Ansible releases after 5.0.0 ?
* Maintenance releases of Ansible 5.x will occur approximately every
three weeks (Ansible 5.1.0, Ansible 5.2.0, etc) until the release of
Ansible 6.0.0. They will contain bugfixes and new features but no
* Except for ansible-2.9.x, older versions of ansible are no longer
seeing maintenance releases. If there is a desire for maintenance
releases of older versions, drop by a Community Working Group Meeting
to discuss how you can help:
* The last expected release of Ansible 4.x will be 4.10 around
December 14th 2021.
A unified porting guide for collections which have opted-in is available here:
On behalf of the Ansible community, thank you and happy automating !