Fedora#

These instructions explain how to install Salt on Fedora operating systems:

What is onedir?

Onedir is the Salt Project’s new packaging system. Onedir packages of Salt include the version of Python needed to run Salt and Salt’s required dependencies.

Beginning with the release of Salt 3006 (Sulfur), the Salt Project has phased out classic package builds for supported operating systems. Update your Salt infrastructure to the onedir packages as soon as possible. See Upgrade to onedir for more information.

Before you start#

Before installing Salt on your operating system, ensure that you first:

Install Salt on Fedora 40 x86_64#

To install Salt on Fedora 40 for x86_64 architecture:

  1. Run the following commands to install the Salt Project repository and key:

    Click the tab for the Salt version you would like to pin for updates:

    To pin your Salt upgrades to the Latest Onedir package of Salt for Fedora 40:

    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/x86_64/SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023.pub
    curl -fsSL https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/x86_64/latest.repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/salt.repo
    

    GPG key change

    The GPG key for the 3007.1 release is now named: SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023. You must import the new GPG key before upgrading or your upgrade will fail.

    To pin your Salt upgrades to the Major Onedir package of Salt for Fedora 40:

    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/x86_64/SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023.pub
    curl -fsSL https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/x86_64/3007.repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/salt.repo
    

    GPG key change

    The GPG key for the 3007.1 release is now named: SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023. You must import the new GPG key before upgrading or your upgrade will fail.

    To pin your Salt upgrades to the Minor Onedir package of Salt for Fedora 40:

    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/x86_64/SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023.pub
    curl -fsSL https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/x86_64/minor/3007.1.repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/salt.repo
    

    GPG key change

    The GPG key for the 3007.1 release is now named: SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023. You must import the new GPG key before upgrading or your upgrade will fail.

    Note

    Because of the presence of classic packages of Salt in EPEL, it’s possible that when you download the package from EPEL, it instead downloads classic packages of older versions of Salt instead of the onedir packages.

    During depsolving, when choosing the best provider among several, yum respects the priority of each provider’s repository. The value is an integer from 1 to 99, with 1 being the most preferred repository and 99 the least preferred. By default all repositories have the priority of 80.

    EPEL was treating the Salt repository as 99. To resolve this issue, Salt has changed its priority level to 10 for RHEL 7, 8, and 9.

  2. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache to clear the repository metadata.

  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:

    sudo yum install salt-master
    sudo yum install salt-minion
    sudo yum install salt-ssh
    sudo yum install salt-syndic
    sudo yum install salt-cloud
    sudo yum install salt-api
    
  4. Enable and start the services for salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:

    sudo systemctl enable salt-master && sudo systemctl start salt-master
    sudo systemctl enable salt-minion && sudo systemctl start salt-minion
    sudo systemctl enable salt-syndic && sudo systemctl start salt-syndic
    sudo systemctl enable salt-api && sudo systemctl start salt-api
    

    Note

    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:

Install Salt on Fedora 40 aarch64 and arm64#

To install Salt on Fedora 40 for aarch64 and arm64 architectures:

  1. Run the following commands to install the Salt Project repository and key:

    Click the tab for the Salt version you would like to pin for updates:

    To pin your Salt upgrades to the Latest Onedir package of Salt for Fedora 40:

    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/arm64/SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023.pub
    curl -fsSL https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/arm64/latest.repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/salt.repo
    

    GPG key change

    The GPG key for the 3007.1 release is now named: SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023. You must import the new GPG key before upgrading or your upgrade will fail.

    To pin your Salt upgrades to the Major Onedir package of Salt for Fedora 40:

    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/arm64/SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023.pub
    curl -fsSL https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/arm64/3007.repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/salt.repo
    

    GPG key change

    The GPG key for the 3007.1 release is now named: SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023. You must import the new GPG key before upgrading or your upgrade will fail.

    To pin your Salt upgrades to the Minor Onedir package of Salt for Fedora 40:

    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/arm64/SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023.pub
    curl -fsSL https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/fedora/40/arm64/minor/3007.1.repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/salt.repo
    

    GPG key change

    The GPG key for the 3007.1 release is now named: SALT-PROJECT-GPG-PUBKEY-2023. You must import the new GPG key before upgrading or your upgrade will fail.

    Note

    Because of the presence of classic packages of Salt in EPEL, it’s possible that when you download the package from EPEL, it instead downloads classic packages of older versions of Salt instead of the onedir packages.

    During depsolving, when choosing the best provider among several, yum respects the priority of each provider’s repository. The value is an integer from 1 to 99, with 1 being the most preferred repository and 99 the least preferred. By default all repositories have the priority of 80.

    EPEL was treating the Salt repository as 99. To resolve this issue, Salt has changed its priority level to 10 for RHEL 7, 8, and 9.

  2. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache to clear the repository metadata.

  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:

    sudo yum install salt-master
    sudo yum install salt-minion
    sudo yum install salt-ssh
    sudo yum install salt-syndic
    sudo yum install salt-cloud
    sudo yum install salt-api
    
  4. Enable and start the services for salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:

    sudo systemctl enable salt-master && sudo systemctl start salt-master
    sudo systemctl enable salt-minion && sudo systemctl start salt-minion
    sudo systemctl enable salt-syndic && sudo systemctl start salt-syndic
    sudo systemctl enable salt-api && sudo systemctl start salt-api
    

    Note

    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:

Browse the repo#

Browse the repo for Fedora packages

Fedora 3007.1