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Download and install the latest release of SaltStack.


This page contains instructions to download and install the latest release of SaltStack.

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Latest release: 2016.11.0 (November 28, 2016)

Announcement: Deprecated paths have been removed




Bootstrap - Multi-Platform

Salt Bootstrap is a shell script that detects the target platform and selects the best installation method. (Supported Platforms)

On the Salt master

Run these commands on the system that you want to use as the central management point.

curl -L https://bootstrap.saltstack.com -o install_salt.sh
sudo sh install_salt.sh -P -M

Your Salt master can manage itself, so a Salt minion is installed along with the Salt master. If you do not want to install the minion, also pass the -N option.

On each Salt minion

Run these commands on each system that you want to manage using Salt.

curl -L https://bootstrap.saltstack.com -o install_salt.sh
sudo sh install_salt.sh -P

Post-installation configuration


Debian 8 (jessie)

Debian 7 (wheezy)

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

Read Before Upgrading Debian 7 (Wheezy) from 2015.8.7 to 2016.11.0

Before you upgrade, you must run the following commands to remove previous packages:

sudo apt-get remove python-pycrypto
sudo apt-get remove python-apache-libcloud

Note that python-pycrypto will likely remove python-apache-libcloud, so the second command might not be necessary. These have been replaced by python-crypto and python-libcloud with ~bpo70+1 moniker.

Read Before Upgrading Debian 8 (Jessie) from Salt Versions Earlier than 2015.8.4

Salt systemd service files are missing the following statement in these versions:

[Service]
KillMode=process

This statement must be added to successfully upgrade on these earlier versions of Salt.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/7/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/latest jessie main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/7/amd64/latest wheezy main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

Read Before Upgrading Debian 7 (Wheezy) from 2015.8.7 to 2016.11.0

Before you upgrade, you must run the following commands to remove previous packages:

sudo apt-get remove python-pycrypto
sudo apt-get remove python-apache-libcloud

Note that python-pycrypto will likely remove python-apache-libcloud, so the second command might not be necessary. These have been replaced by python-crypto and python-libcloud with ~bpo70+1 moniker.

Read Before Upgrading Debian 8 (Jessie) from Salt Versions Earlier than 2015.8.4

Salt systemd service files are missing the following statement in these versions:

[Service]
KillMode=process

This statement must be added to successfully upgrade on these earlier versions of Salt.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/2016.11/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/7/amd64/2016.11/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/2016.11 jessie main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/7/amd64/2016.11 wheezy main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Installs a specific release. Updating doesn’t change the release that is installed.

Read Before Upgrading Debian 7 (Wheezy) from 2015.8.7 to 2016.11.0

Before you upgrade, you must run the following commands to remove previous packages:

sudo apt-get remove python-pycrypto
sudo apt-get remove python-apache-libcloud

Note that python-pycrypto will likely remove python-apache-libcloud, so the second command might not be necessary. These have been replaced by python-crypto and python-libcloud with ~bpo70+1 moniker.

Read Before Upgrading Debian 8 (Jessie) from Salt Versions Earlier than 2015.8.4

Salt systemd service files are missing the following statement in these versions:

[Service]
KillMode=process

This statement must be added to successfully upgrade on these earlier versions of Salt.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/7/amd64/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/archive/2016.11.0 jessie main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/7/amd64/archive/2016.11.0 wheezy main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Redhat / CentOS 7

Redhat / CentOS 6

Redhat / CentOS 5

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/salt-repo-latest-1.el7.noarch.rpm 
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/salt-repo-latest-1.el7.noarch.rpm 
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/salt-repo-latest-1.el6.noarch.rpm
    wget https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/salt-repo-latest-1.el5.noarch.rpm
    sudo rpm -ivh salt-repo-latest-1.el5.noarch.rpm
    rm -f salt-repo-latest-1.el5.noarch.rpm
  2. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  4. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/salt-repo-2016.11-1.el7.noarch.rpm 
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/salt-repo-2016.11-1.el6.noarch.rpm
    wget https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/salt-repo-2016.11-1.el5.noarch.rpm
    sudo rpm -ivh salt-repo-2016.11-1.el5.noarch.rpm
    rm -f salt-repo-2016.11-1.el5.noarch.rpm
  2. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  4. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Installs a specific release. Updating doesn’t change the release that is installed.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:

    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/7/x86_64/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/6/x86_64/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    wget https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/5/x86_64/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-EL5-GPG-KEY.pub
    sudo rpm --import SALTSTACK-EL5-GPG-KEY.pub
    rm -f SALTSTACK-EL5-GPG-KEY.pub
  2. Save the following file to /etc/yum.repos.d/saltstack.repo:

    [saltstack-repo]
    name=SaltStack repo for RHEL/CentOS $releasever
    baseurl=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2016.11.0
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    [saltstack-repo]
    name=SaltStack repo for RHEL/CentOS $releasever
    baseurl=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2016.11.0
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    [saltstack-repo]
    name=SaltStack repo for RHEL/CentOS $releasever
    baseurl=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2016.11.0
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-EL5-GPG-KEY.pub
  3. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Ubuntu 16 (xenial)

Ubuntu 14 (trusty)

Ubuntu 12 (precise)

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/12.04/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/latest xenial main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/latest trusty main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/12.04/amd64/latest precise main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/2016.11/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/2016.11/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/12.04/amd64/2016.11/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/2016.11 xenial main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/2016.11 trusty main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/12.04/amd64/2016.11 precise main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Installs a specific release. Updating doesn’t change the release that is installed.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/12.04/amd64/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/archive/2016.11.0 xenial main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/archive/2016.11.0 trusty main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/12.04/amd64/archive/2016.11.0 precise main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


SLES 12 SP1

SLES 12

SLES 11

openSUSE 13

openSUSE Leap 42.1

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

Prerequisites: Ensure that libgit2-devel and python-devel are installed or Salt will not work after installation:

sudo zypper install libgit2-devel python-devel

Prerequisites: If using salt-cloud, also install python-apache-libcloud and python-lxml:

sudo zypper install python-apache-libcloud python-lxml
  1. Run the following command to add the SaltStack repository:
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/SLE_12_SP1/systemsmanagement:saltstack.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/SLE_12/systemsmanagement:saltstack.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/SLE_11_SP4/systemsmanagement:saltstack.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/openSUSE_13.2/systemsmanagement:saltstack.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/systemsmanagement:saltstack.repo
  2. Refresh the package list:

    sudo zypper refresh
  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo zypper install salt-master
    • sudo zypper install salt-minion
    • sudo zypper install salt-ssh
    • sudo zypper install salt-syndic
    • sudo zypper install salt-cloud
    • sudo zypper install salt-api
    • sudo zypper install salt-proxy
  4. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

    or

    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/suse/14.04/amd64/2016.11/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/suse/12.04/amd64/2016.11/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/suse/14.04/amd64/2016.11 trusty main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/suse/12.04/amd64/2016.11 precise main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

    or

    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Installs a specific release. Updating doesn’t change the release that is installed.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/suse/14.04/amd64/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/suse/12.04/amd64/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/suse/14.04/amd64/archive/2016.11.0 trusty main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/suse/12.04/amd64/archive/2016.11.0 precise main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

    or

    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Fedora 25

Fedora 24

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

  1. Packages are available in the standard Fedora repositories. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo dnf install salt-master
    • sudo dnf install salt-minion
    • sudo dnf install salt-ssh
    • sudo dnf install salt-syndic
    • sudo dnf install salt-cloud
    • sudo dnf install salt-api

Post-installation configuration


Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

  1. Packages are available in the standard Fedora repositories. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo dnf install salt-master
    • sudo dnf install salt-minion
    • sudo dnf install salt-ssh
    • sudo dnf install salt-syndic
    • sudo dnf install salt-cloud
    • sudo dnf install salt-api

Post-installation configuration


Installs a specific release.

  1. Packages are available in the standard Fedora repositories. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo dnf install salt-master-2016.11.0
    • sudo dnf install salt-minion-2016.11.0
    • sudo dnf install salt-ssh-2016.11.0
    • sudo dnf install salt-syndic-2016.11.0
    • sudo dnf install salt-cloud-2016.11.0
    • sudo dnf install salt-api-2016.11.0

Post-installation configuration


Windows

Installation executables:

AMD64: Salt-Minion-2016.11.0-AMD64-Setup.exe | MD5

x86: Salt-Minion-2016.11.0-x86-Setup.exe | MD5

Silent Installation Options

The installer can be run silently by providing the /S option at the command line. The options /master and /minion-name allow for configuring the master hostname and minion name, respectively. Here’s an example of running a silent installation from the command line:

Salt-Minion-2016.11.0-AMD64-Setup.exe /S /master=yoursaltmaster /minion-name=yourminionname

Post-installation configuration


macOS

salt-2016.11.0-x86_64.pkg | MD5

OS X Gatekeeper settings might prevent installation of the Salt package. If a warning appears during installation, open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > click Open Anyway

Initial Configuration

After the installation completes, run the following to configure the Salt minion ID, the Salt master location, and to start the required services.

sudo salt-config -i yourminionname -m yoursaltmaster

Start and Stop the Minion Service

On OS X, the Salt minion configuration file is in the standard /etc/salt/minion location. To stop the Salt minion, run the following:

sudo launchctl stop com.saltstack.salt.minion

To start the Salt minion, run the following:

sudo launchctl start com.saltstack.salt.minion

Post-installation configuration


Amazon Linux

WARNING: If using an Amazon Linux version previous to 2015.03 or a Salt version previous to 2016.11.0 you will need to use the RedHat 6 packages documented on this page. For Salt 2016.11 and above please use the instructions below which provide Amazon Linux native rpms.

If upgrading from the RedHat 6 packages you need to remove all previous packages due to some package conflicts. To remove the packages and dependencies run the following command:

sudo yum autoremove <packagename>

Replacing packagename with the name of the Salt packages you intend to upgrade. To uninstall all Salt packages you can run the following command:

sudo yum autoremove salt salt-master salt-cloud salt-ssh salt-syndic salt-api salt-minion

After uninstalling previous RedHat 6 packages you can continue with the instructions below to upgrade to the latest amazon native rpm packages.

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/salt-amzn-repo-latest-2.amzn1.noarch.rpm
  2. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  4. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo service salt-minion restart 

Post-installation configuration


WARNING: If using an Amazon Linux version previous to 2015.03 or a Salt version previous to 2016.11.0 you will need to use the RedHat 6 packages documented on this page. For Salt 2016.11 and above please use the instructions below which provide Amazon Linux native rpms.

If upgrading from the RedHat 6 packages you need to remove all previous packages due to some package conflicts. To remove the packages and dependencies run the following command:

sudo yum autoremove <packagename>

Replacing packagename with the name of the Salt packages you intend to upgrade. To uninstall all Salt packages you can run the following command:

sudo yum autoremove salt salt-master salt-cloud salt-ssh salt-syndic salt-api salt-minion

After uninstalling previous RedHat 6 packages you can continue with the instructions below to upgrade to the latest amazon native rpm packages.

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/salt-amzn-repo-2016.11-1.amzn1.noarch.rpm
  2. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  4. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo service salt-minion restart 

Post-installation configuration


WARNING: If using an Amazon Linux version previous to 2015.03 or a Salt version previous to 2016.11.0 you will need to use the RedHat 6 packages documented on this page. For Salt 2016.11 and above please use the instructions below which provide Amazon Linux native rpms.

If upgrading from the RedHat 6 packages you need to remove all previous packages due to some package conflicts. To remove the packages and dependencies run the following command:

sudo yum autoremove <packagename>

Replacing packagename with the name of the Salt packages you intend to upgrade. To uninstall all Salt packages you can run the following command:

sudo yum autoremove salt salt-master salt-cloud salt-ssh salt-syndic salt-api salt-minion

After uninstalling previous RedHat 6 packages you can continue with the instructions below to upgrade to the latest amazon native rpm packages.

Installs a specific release. Updating doesn’t change the release that is installed.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:

    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/latest/x86_64/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
  2. Save the following file to /etc/yum.repos.d/saltstack-amzn.repo:

    [saltstack-amzn-repo]
    name=SaltStack repo for Amazon Linux
    baseurl=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/latest/$basearch/archive/2016.11.0
    failovermethod=priority
    priority=10
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/latest/$basearch/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
  3. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo service salt-minion restart 

Post-installation configuration


Raspbian was tested on Pi-2 and Pi-3. Raspbian is based on Debian 8 (jessie).

Raspbian (jessie)

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/latest jessie main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

Post-installation configuration


Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/2016.11/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/2016.11 jessie main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

Post-installation configuration


Installs a specific release. Updating doesn’t change the release that is installed.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/archive/2016.11.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/archive/2016.11.0 jessie main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

Post-installation configuration


Create a Local Mirror of the SaltStack Package Repo

The SaltStack package repo supports mirroring using rsync.

rsync rsync://repo.saltstack.com

For example:

rsync -vaH --numeric-ids --delete --delete-after --delay-updates rsync://repo.saltstack.com/saltstack_pkgrepo_full ./fullrepo

Other Platforms

For installation on other platforms and alternative installation methods, see the SaltStack Installation Instructions.