Anyone encountered this error after typing in "Vagrant Provision". Problem with Ansible and Python?

When I started up a project with “vagrant up”, everything was fine. But when I typed in “vagrant provision”, I encountered this error:

System info:

  Ansible 2.7.1; Vagrant 2.2.14; Darwin

  Trellis 1.0.3: April 30th, 2019



See stdout/stderr for the exact error

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "<stdin>", line 113, in <module>

  File "<stdin>", line 105, in _ansiballz_main

  File "<stdin>", line 48, in invoke_module

  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/", line 235, in load_module

    return load_source(name, filename, file)

  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/", line 170, in load_source

    module = _exec(spec, sys.modules[name])

  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 618, in _exec

  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 678, in exec_module

  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 219, in


  File "/tmp/ansible_setup_payload_1p7_kmoy/", line 127, in


ImportError: attempted relative import with no known parent package

An exception occurred during task execution. To see the full traceback, use -vvv. The error was: ImportError: attempted relative import with no known parent package

fatal: [default]: FAILED! => {"changed": false, "module_stdout": "", "rc": 1}

to retry, use: --limit @/Users/kiki/Code/project/trellis/dev.retry

PLAY RECAP *********************************************************************

default                    : ok=2    changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=1

/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/lib/python3.9/multiprocessing/ UserWarning: resource_tracker: There appear to be 78 leaked semaphore objects to clean up at shutdown

  warnings.warn('resource_tracker: There appear to be %d '

Ansible failed to complete successfully. Any error output should be

visible above. Please fix these errors and try again.

I looked in my folders at /usr/lib/ and I don’t see python3 folder in this location. I can only find python2.7 folder. I even ran brew install python to install the latest version and I can see that it’s downloading to /usr/local/lib/ where I can see two folders, python2.7 and python3.9.

So the conclusion I got was that Ansible was trying to find python3 in wrong folder? So I think I have 2 options:

  1. try to brew install python in /usr/lib
  2. try to fix the Ansible’s path to point to or find in usr/local/lib
  3. or copy the python3 folder from /usr/local/lib to /usr/lib

So how do I do either one of the options or which is the best/alternative option?

Do I type in the command line “ansible_python_interpreter = usr/local/lib”?

My ansible version is 2.7.1.

My pip3 version is pip 21.0.1 from /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/lib/python3.9/site-packages/pip (python 3.9)

There’s no harm in trying to set the python interpreter so I’d try that.

The Vagrant config has an option for that:

You can override that or create a vagrant.local.yml as well

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