On a few old/legacy systems I have installed python 2.6 in a nondefault location whereas the "default" (path) is an older version such as 2.4. In some cases I have legacy apps that may need the old version and I don't want to affect their environment.
Setting ansible_python_interpreter to the python26 binary works well, however I also have a bunch of facts.d scripts which use python, unfortunately these pickup the 2.4 version. I was just wondering if there is a built in solution to handle this?
The current solution I came up with was to use the environment.PATH setting in the ansible playbook to add a path which contains the 26 python binary. This works with a caveat, however facts appear to be gathered before the PATH is set, so i need to regather facts after I set the environment.
The other solution I was thinking of is just maintaining a symbolic link to the correct python version which then I would hard code in the shebang for the python facts scripts.
Just wondering if anyone has a better solution or perhaps this might be a good enhancement request. Perhaps the ansible setup module could detect that the fact script is python and call it with the ansible_python_interpreter if it's set?
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