Ansible installed on Mac with success message but not found

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I have been trying to install ansible from long time. It is giving success message when use below command.

Anupams-MacBook-Pro-2:bin anupamsri$ sudo pip install ansible  

The directory /Users/anupamsri/Library/Caches/pip/http or its parent directory is not owned by the current user and the cache has been disabled. Please check the permissions and owner of that directory. If executing pip with sudo, you may want sudo's -H flag.

The directory /Users/anupamsri/Library/Caches/pip or its parent directory is not owned by the current user and caching wheels has been disabled. check the permissions and owner of that directory. If executing pip with sudo, you may want sudo's -H flag.

Collecting ansible
Downloading ansible-2.4.3.0.tar.gz (6.5MB)
100% |████████████████████████████████| 6.5MB 200kB/s
Requirement already satisfied: jinja2 in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: PyYAML in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: paramiko in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: cryptography in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: setuptools in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: MarkupSafe>=0.23 in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from jinja2->ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: pyasn1>=0.1.7 in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from paramiko->ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: bcrypt>=3.1.3 in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from paramiko->ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: pynacl>=1.0.1 in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from paramiko->ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: six>=1.4.1 in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from cryptography->ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: cffi>=1.7; platform_python_implementation != "PyPy" in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from cryptography->ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: enum34; python_version < "3" in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from cryptography->ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: asn1crypto>=0.21.0 in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from cryptography->ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: idna>=2.1 in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from cryptography->ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: ipaddress; python_version < "3" in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from cryptography->ansible)
Requirement already satisfied: pycparser in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from cffi>=1.7; platform_python_implementation != "PyPy"->cryptography->ansible)
Installing collected packages: ansible
Running setup.py install for ansible … done
Successfully installed ansible-2.4.3.0

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But when I check ansible version after it its not found. I also used sudo -H option but same result.

I don’t see .ansible file anywhere in system as well. Please help how to install this because I have tried brew install as well but no luck.

Anupams-MacBook-Pro-2:bin anupamsri$ ansible –version -bash: ansible: command not found

Best Answer

I had a similar issue on OS X, based on Harold's answer I checked the PATH variable and was able to solve it:

I found where pip installed ansible by initiating the uninstallation process with pip uninstall ansible, which printed the path to the ansible files that are to be removed. Instead of confirming with y, I aborted the uninstallation with n, exported the corresponding path to the PATH variable and then it worked.

Update: This approach will output various paths, the one you want to add to your PATH variable is the one to the bin folder holding the ansible commands (i.e. ansible, ansible-playbook etc.)