Before continuing make sure you have a working Salt installation by following the Installation and the configuration instructions.
There are many ways to Salt Community including our mailing list and our IRC channel #salt.
If you don't want to run salt cloud as root or even install it you can configure it to have a virtual root in your working directory.
The salt system uses the
salt.syspath module to find the variables
If you run the salt-build, it will generated in:
To generate it, run the command:
python setup.py build
Copy the generated module into your salt directory
cp ./build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/salt/_syspaths.py salt/_syspaths.py
Edit it to include needed variables and your new paths
# you need to edit this _your_current_dir_ = ... ROOT_DIR = _your_current_dir_ + "/salt/root" # you need to edit this _location_of_source_code_ = ... INSTALL_DIR = _location_of_source_code_ CONFIG_DIR = ROOT_DIR + "/etc/salt" CACHE_DIR = ROOT_DIR + "/var/cache/salt" SOCK_DIR = ROOT_DIR + "/var/run/salt" SRV_ROOT_DIR = ROOT_DIR + "/srv" BASE_FILE_ROOTS_DIR = ROOT_DIR + "/srv/salt" BASE_PILLAR_ROOTS_DIR = ROOT_DIR + "/srv/pillar" BASE_MASTER_ROOTS_DIR = ROOT_DIR + "/srv/salt-master" LOGS_DIR = ROOT_DIR + "/var/log/salt" PIDFILE_DIR = ROOT_DIR + "/var/run" CLOUD_DIR = INSTALL_DIR + "/cloud" BOOTSTRAP = CLOUD_DIR + "/deploy/bootstrap-salt.sh"
Create the directory structure
mkdir -p root/etc/salt root/var/cache/run root/run/salt root/srv root/srv/salt root/srv/pillar root/srv/salt-master root/var/log/salt root/var/run
Populate the configuration files:
cp -r conf/* root/etc/salt/
root/etc/salt/master configuration that is used by salt-cloud:
user: *your user name*
Run like this: