Unmaintained collection: vyos.vyos

There has been a deprecation announcement in The Bullhorn #123 for the vyos.vyos collection. It says there won’t be any more major releases, but I don’t see any minor or even bugfix release either for quite some time.

There is no information about deprecation neither in the repo nor on galaxy. However, I suggest to remove it ASAP. That is in the Ansible Community Package 11.


I have created a Removal from Ansible Community Package issue in the repository. It’s loosely based on the text that I use for the Identifying and removing an unmaintained collection process. But since they did announce the removal in The Bullhorn but nowhere else, this doesn’t really fit and I’ve improvised a bit.

I have created a Removal from Ansible Community Package issue in the repository.

vyos con dios

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FYI someone from VyOS answered my issue. Not sure if this will lead to anything, though.

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Hello @mariolenz! I’m from the Ansible Network team, that maintains the vyos.vyos collection. This collection was deprecated in December, 2023 and will reach end-of-life on December, 2025. During this period, we will only be doing patch releases for this collection if a critical bug or security vulnerability has been reported.

We will continue to run ansible-test in CI for ansible-core<=2.17, >=2.15 and as such compatibility with ansible-core versions >2.17 will not be guaranteed.

I have opened a PR that fixes the sanity failure with >=stable-2.16 and also an update to the README mentioning all the above. (Apologies to the Community for not doing that along with the Bullhorn announcement.)

Please let me know if the above points would qualify this collection to continue being included in the Ansible Community Package.

Thank you!

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Maybe it’s easier to discuss this in Several collections have been deprecated by the Ansible Network team.