Salt (stable) is available through the Arch Linux Official repositories. You can
-git packages in the Arch User repositories (AUR) as well.
These instructions explain how to install Salt on Arch operating systems:
Before you start#
Before installing Salt on your operating system, ensure that you first:
Install Salt on Arch Linux#
To install the stable release of Salt on Arch Linux:
Run the following command:
pacman -S salt
To activate the master or minion using
systemctl enable salt-master.service systemctl enable salt-minion.service
To start the master service using
systemctl start salt-master
When you install a onedir version of Salt (3006 and later), Salt installs its own local version of Python and the dependencies needed for the core functionality of Salt.
After installing a onedir verison of Salt, your system has both a global version of Python at the system level and a local version of Python used by Salt. This architecture change means that the Salt onedir paths for Python are different and you need to change how you install third-party Python dependencies that you use with Salt, including your state files. See Install dependencies for more information.
After installing Salt on your operating system, you need to complete the following post-installation steps: