Operation not permitted error, Vagrant-cachier, Ansible Unarchive module

Submitted by kentr on Thu, 12/29/2016 - 09:37


Setting up DrupalVM to use the vagrant-cachier plugin, I was getting "Operation not permitted ..." errors in the task Untar Xdebug.

Apparently, because the task was running with become,  tar was trying to change the owner / group of the unarchived files.  From the man page:

try extracting files with the same ownership as exists in the archive (default for superuser)

However, on an nfs synced folder, that's not allowed.


Add --no-same-owner as an extra_opts argument:

- name: Untar some file.
    src: "https://example.com/archive.tgz"
    dest: "/some/dir"
    extra_opts: "--no-same-owner"
    creates: "/some/dir/unarchived"
    copy: No