Salt Minion (Install)

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2019.2.5 | Updated: 14 May 2020



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  • SaltStack

Salt Minion (Install) 2019.2.5

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To install Salt Minion (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Salt Minion (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Salt Minion (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade saltminion -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade saltminion -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure saltminion installed
    name: saltminion
    state: present
    version: 2019.2.5
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'saltminion' do
  action    :install
  version  '2019.2.5'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: saltminion,
    Version: 2019.2.5,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller saltminion
   Name     = 'saltminion'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2019.2.5'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'saltminion':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2019.2.5',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install saltminion version="2019.2.5" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 May 2020.


What is SaltStack ?

SaltStack is a revolutionary approach to infrastructure management that replaces complexity with speed.
SaltStack is simple enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with each system in seconds.

The Salt-Minion

The Salt-Minion receives commands from the central Salt-Master and replies with the results of said commands.
The Salt-Minion needs the Salt-Master to run correctly.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /Python2 - Present to install with python2.
  • /Master:[master] - A string value to set the IP address or hostname of the Salt-Master. original installer value: /master=
  • /MinionName:[minion-name] - A string value to set the Salt-Minion name. original installer value: /minion-name=
  • /MinionStart:[minion-start] - 1 to start the service, else 0. original installer value: /start-minion=
  • /MinionStartDelayed - Present to have delay start. original installer value: /start-minion-delayed
  • /DefaultConfig - Present to overwrite the existing config file with the default. original installer value: /default-config
  • /CustomConfig:[config-path] - Full path to a custom config file. original installer value: /custom-config=

For more details on original installer values :

To pass parameters, use --params "''" (e.g. choco install salt-minion [other options] --params="'/Master:myMaster /Python2'").
To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

# Python 2
$url_py2        = ''
$checksum_py2   = 'F4AE8E19CBE48CD1A444916ABBB701EB'
$url64_py2      = ''
$checksum64_py2 = '0331BB0E5720662AD3AA7E939EBD16C7'

# Python 3
$url_py3        = ''
$checksum_py3   = 'B409D6BFF305ADE0DC2BCCF4F5789684'
$url64_py3      = ''
$checksum64_py3 = '626262489FBDC8342F66A5A7C37BD0B6'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName     = 'salt-minion'
  unzipLocation   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
  fileType        = 'EXE'

  softwareName    = 'Salt*'

  url             = $url_py3
  checksum        = $checksum_py3
  checksumType    = 'md5'

  url64bit        = $url64_py3
  checksum64      = $checksum64_py3
  checksumType64  = 'md5'

  silentArgs    = "/S"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

$packageParameters = Get-PackageParameters

if ($packageParameters['Python2'] -eq 'true') {
  $packageArgs['url']         = $url_py2
  $packageArgs['checksum']    = $checksum_py2

  $packageArgs['url64bit']    = $url64_py2
  $packageArgs['checksum64']  = $checksum64_py2

if ($packageParameters['Master']) {
  $Master = $packageParameters['Master']
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /master=$Master"

if ($packageParameters['MinionName']) {
  $MinionName = $packageParameters['MinionName']
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /minion-name=$MinionName"

if ($packageParameters['MinionStart']) {
  $MinionStart = $packageParameters['MinionStart']
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /start-minion=$MinionStart"

if ($packageParameters['MinionStartDelayed'] -eq 'true') {
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /start-minion-delayed"

if ($packageParameters['DefaultConfig'] -eq 'true') {
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /default-config"

if ($packageParameters['CustomConfig']) {
  $CustomConfig = $packageParameters['CustomConfig']
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /custom-config=$CustomConfig"

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName     = 'salt-minion'
  softwareName    = 'Salt*'
  fileType        = 'EXE'
  silentArgs      = '/S'
  validExitCodes  = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Salt Minion (Install) 3001.1.0 6 Monday, October 12, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer
Salt Minion (Install) 3000.3.0 14532 Thursday, May 14, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3000.2.0 3156 Thursday, April 30, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3000.1.0 329 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion 3000.0.0.1 713 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 2019.2.5 61 Thursday, May 14, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 2019.2.4 384 Thursday, April 30, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion 2019.2.2 3173 Sunday, October 27, 2019 Approved

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