Before continuing make sure you have a working Salt installation by following the instructions in the Salt install guide.
The Salt Project community can help offer advice and help troubleshoot technical issues as you're learning about Salt. One of the best places to talk to the community is on the Salt Project Slack workspace.
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: