Installing Salt for development and contributing to the project.
On most distributions, you can set up a Salt Minion with the bootstrap script:
curl -L http://bootstrap.saltstack.org | sudo sh
or, to connect immediately to a running Salt Master:
curl -L http://bootstrap.saltstack.org | sudo sh -s -- -A saltmaster.example.com
To set up a Salt Master:
curl -L http://bootstrap.saltstack.org | sudo sh -s -- -M -N
Currently the install script has been tested to work on:
See Salt Bootstrap for more information.
These guides go into detail how to install Salt on a given platform.
Salt should run on any Unix-like platform so long as the dependencies are met.
When upgrading Salt, the master(s) should always be upgraded first. Backwards compatibility for minions running newer versions of salt than their masters is not guaranteed.
Whenever possible, backwards compatibility between new masters and old minions will be preserved. Generally, the only exception to this policy is in case of a security vulnerability.
These docs are for Salt's development version: 8f8577e.
Docs for previous releases are available on salt.rtfd.org.
Latest Salt release: 2014.1.0
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