Salt Minion

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2016.3.2 | Updated: 8/4/2016



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Salt Minion 2016.3.2

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


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


To uninstall Salt Minion, 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: 2016.3.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'saltminion' do
  action    :install
  version  '2016.3.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: saltminion,
    Version: 2016.3.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller saltminion
   Name     = 'saltminion'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2016.3.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'saltminion':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2016.3.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install saltminion version="2016.3.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 8/16/2016.


This package installs a salt minion on your system as a windows service. The Salt minion receives commands from the central Salt master and replies with the results of said commands.
Note that the Salt Minion Installer supports two arguments: /master=yoursaltmaster /minion-name=yourminionname. These arguments can be passed to the package via the -installargs parameter.
Versions with a dash (2014.7.5-2) aren't supported by chocolatey. Currently the install script doesn't work around that constraint.

$packageName = 'saltminion'

# Update these URLs and checksums when deploying a new version
$url = ''
$checksum = '47b78e662bdcdf6db0b9084e4a4f56a2'
$url64 = ''
$checksum64 = '2c140f5adbae52bed40f58adec160296'

# We need a path to download the file so we can manually update it
$installerFilePath = "${env:chocolateyPackageFolder}\${env:chocolateyPackageName}-${env:chocolateyPackageVersion}.exe"

# Ignore the downloaded installer from getting a shim
New-Item "$installerFilePath.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null

# Get arguments to download the file from the URLs and checksums above
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileFullPath  = $installerFilePath
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'md5'
  checksum64    = $checksum64
  checksumType64= 'md5'

# Download the file and bail if the return code is non-zero
Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs

# Install
Write-Host "Installing ${env:chocolateyPackageName} v${env:chocolateyPackageVersion}..."

# Run the downloaded file with the /S silent flag
# We have to use Start-Process to allow the installer to finish
# Otherwise control returns to the script too soon and the install fails
# This is why we can't use the standard Install-ChocoletyPackage function
Start-Process "$installerFilePath" -ArgumentList @('/S') -NoNewWindow -Wait
# By default, salt installs in c:\salt This package will attempt to call the uninstall executable from there. 
C:\salt\uninst.exe /S

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Salt Minion 2019.2.0 6828 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.4 587 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.3 1135 Thursday, January 17, 2019 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.2 262 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.1 1728 Monday, November 12, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3 1806 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.2 3817 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.1 571 Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.0.1 1180 Monday, May 21, 2018 Approved

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