I try to configure a software, by sending a command to its running service. However, to apply the new configuration, the service needs to be restarted.

How can I do that?

I tried:

  - enable: True

  - name: configure_app_command
  - unless: app_already_configured_command
  - watch_in:
    - service: appsrv

But it's not working, as the service is both required before and after the configuration. I also tried to use two different states: one for the service running, and one for the restart, but it was not better.

I guess I'll end up restarting the service "manually" in the configure_app state, just after the configure_app_command.

Any better way?

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