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

Franklin G. Mendoza franklin.g.mendoza at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 16:37:12 UTC 2013


There is any problem with the minion's init file? I can help with this and
the package process.

I'm back with some free time :)


2013/9/11 Joe Healy <joehealy at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 4:51 PM, martin f krafft <madduck at debian.org>
> wrote:
> > also sprach Joe Healy <joehealy at gmail.com> [2013.09.11.0815 +0200]:
> >> Running:
> >>
> >> 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.
> >
> > Isn't this a fundamental problem in Salt, which should be fixed
> > there? I don't think that using at(1) for this is really a solution,
> > but a gross hack, which still requires the admin to know what's
> > going on and to wait up to 1:59 minutes.
> I agree using at (and this) is a hack.
> The principle I was working off when doing the original update of the
> init.d script was that /etc/init.d/salt-minion stop should stop the
> minion and all child processes. I still think this is the right thing.
> Doing this has ended up in a situation where it is difficult to
> upgrade the minion without manually going around to each one.
> I agree with the point about it being fixed in salt. I think they
> should probably handle signals differently when they are updating
> packages (maybe even a special case for salt itself).
> In the end I decided that it was best to relax the killing all
> processes until this can be resolved properly. Ending up in a
> situation where each minion needs "dpkg --configure -a && apt-get -f
> install" to be run manually after someone seemed to be the worst
> situation possible.
> I'm yet to file a bug upstream, but will do so.
> In the mean time, I have already uploaded a package with the change
> reverted. I believe it would be possible for me to either stop that
> package (possibly dcut).
> If you have any advice, it would be much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Joe
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