[Pkg-salt-team] Bug#722446: salt-minion: Salt minion unable to update salt

Joe Healy joehealy at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 06:15:46 UTC 2013

Package: salt-minion
Version: 0.16.3-1
Severity: normal

Since I refactored the init script for salt-minion to ensure that all
processes were killed off, salt is no longer able to upgrade itself.


salt '*' pkg.install salt-minion

will result in the minion (and the dpkg) process being killed part
way through the upgrade and requiring manual interverntion.

a work around is to run ensure at is installed and that salt has
detected at:

salt 'MINION' at.atq

(this should return something about jobs rather than being

salt 'MINION' at.at now + 1 minute' "apt-get install -y salt-minion"

Reverting the change from

0.16.1-1 [70573cb] Ensure all minion processes are killed when

has been tested to fix the problem.

The upstream issue is https://github.com/saltstack/salt/issues/7151

I'll be preparing a new package and uploading.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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