Excellent. Thanks for the thorough, helpful answer, Matt!
-Sam

On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 1:33:41 PM UTC-4, Matt Davis wrote:
>
> Not sure why you're using ssh/Python to talk to Windows- you *might* be 
> able to get it to work, but the native Windows management transport that 
> Ansible supports is Powershell over WinRM. 
>
> "shell" is still a module, so it requires that Ansible's basic.py module 
> API and the shell module code itself are functional on the target machine 
> (which is not tested, and clearly has issues). 
>
> If you really want to use SSH to just run commands on Windows/cygwin, just 
> do raw: (whatever command)- that won't subject you to any Python 
> requirements on the Windows side. But if you're really going to use Ansible 
> the way it was intended, light up WinRM and use the native Windows 
> transport and modules that actually get tested.
>
> On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:48:32 AM UTC-7, Sam Brelsfoard wrote:
>>
>> All I'm trying to do is run a shell command though. Am I approaching this 
>> wrong?
>> Here's my playbook:
>>
>> ---
>> - hosts: samtestwin
>>   gather_facts: false
>>   tasks:
>>     - name: get server.db from devopscoms
>>       shell: mv devopscoms/server.db ~/server.db
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 2:24:33 PM UTC-4, Matt Davis wrote:
>>>
>>> Running python modules on Windows isn't supported or tested (and in most 
>>> cases just plain won't work)- would strongly suggest you find a win_ 
>>> equivalent to whatever you're trying to do...
>>>
>>> On Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 11:17:53 AM UTC-7, Sam Brelsfoard wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I've seen a couple of other folks have this issue, but I've not found 
>>>> any answers/solutions. 
>>>>
>>>> I have a playbook that runs fine from an ansible server (CentOS) to a 
>>>> Mac OSX node, however, when I run the same playbook against a Windows node 
>>>> I get an ImportError. Any thoughts?
>>>> example:
>>>>
>>>> ansible-playbook playbooks/getserverdb.yml -vvv
>>>> Using /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg as config file
>>>> PLAYBOOK: getserverdb.yml 
>>>> ******************************************************
>>>> 1 plays in playbooks/getserverdb.yml
>>>> PLAY [samtestwin] 
>>>> **************************************************************
>>>> TASK [get server.db from devopscoms] 
>>>> *******************************************
>>>> task path: /etc/ansible/playbooks/getserverdb.yml:5
>>>> <sbrelsfoard-pc> ESTABLISH SSH CONNECTION FOR USER: izodev
>>>> <sbrelsfoard-pc> SSH: EXEC sshpass -d12 ssh -C -q -o ControlMaster=no 
>>>> -o User=izodev -o ConnectTimeout=10 sbrelsfoard-pc '/bin/sh -c 
>>>> '"'"'LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 
>>>> C:/Python27/python.exe && sleep 0'"'"''
>>>> An exception occurred during task execution. The full traceback is:
>>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>>   File 
>>>> "c:\cygwin64\home\izodev\ansible_qajniv\ansible_module_command.py", line 
>>>> 247, in <module>
>>>>     from ansible.module_utils.basic import *
>>>>   File 
>>>> "c:\cygwin64\home\izodev\ansible_qajniv\ansible_modlib.zip\ansible\module_utils\basic.py",
>>>>  
>>>> line 52, in <module>
>>>> ImportError: No module named grp
>>>> fatal: [sbrelsfoard-pc]: FAILED! => {"changed": false, "failed": true, 
>>>> "invocation": {"module_name": "command"}, "module_stderr": "Traceback 
>>>> (most 
>>>> recent call last):\r\r\n  File 
>>>> \"c:\\cygwin64\\home\\izodev\\ansible_qajniv\\ansible_module_command.py\", 
>>>> line 247, in <module>\r\r\n    from ansible.module_utils.basic import 
>>>> *\r\r\n  File 
>>>> \"c:\\cygwin64\\home\\izodev\\ansible_qajniv\\ansible_modlib.zip\\ansible\\module_utils\\basic.py\",
>>>>  
>>>> line 52, in <module>\r\r\nImportError: No module named grp\r\r\n", 
>>>> "module_stdout": "", "msg": "MODULE FAILURE", "parsed": false}
>>>> NO MORE HOSTS LEFT 
>>>> *************************************************************
>>>> to retry, use: --limit @playbooks/getserverdb.retry
>>>> PLAY RECAP 
>>>> *********************************************************************
>>>> sbrelsfoard-pc             : ok=0    changed=0    unreachable=0   
>>>>  failed=1
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>

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