Salt 3006 release notes - Codename Sulfur

Salt 3006 is currently under development.

Onedir packaging

Going forward from the 3006 release, the Salt Project will only provide onedir packages to install or upgrade Salt. The classic, non-onedir packages will not be provided for supported operating systems. See Upgrade to onedir in the Salt Install Guide for information about upgrading from the classic packages to the onedir packages.

Dropping support for Python 3.5 and 3.6

Python 3.5 and 3.6 will no longer be supported by Salt since they are end of life. Going forward our policy will be to align with Python's supported versions. See Salt support for Python versions for more information.

How do I migrate to the onedir packages?

The migration path from the classic, non-onedir packages to the onedir packages will include:

  • Repo File: You need to update your repo file to point to the new repo paths for your platform. After the repo file is updated, upgrade your Salt packages.

  • Pip packages: You need to ensure any 3rd party pip packages are installed in the correct onedir path. This can be accomplished in two ways:

    • salt-pip install <package name>

    • Using the pip.installed Salt state.

To install python packages into the system python environment, user's must now provide the pip_bin or bin_env to the pip state module.

For example:

    - pip_bin: /usr/bin/pip3
    - bin_env: /usr/bin/python3