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Salt is a remote execution and configuration manager.



KERNEL Enable support for salt

USE flags

USE flags for app-admin/salt Salt is a remote execution and configuration manager

cherrypy Enable support for using cherrypy. local
gnupg Enable support for gnupg via python-gnupg. local
keyring Enable support for keyrings via python-keyring. local
ldap Add LDAP support (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) global
libcloud Enable salt-cloud support via libcloud. local
libvirt Support managing virtual machines with app-emulation/libvirt. local
mako Add support for using the mako template engine for parsing salt states. local
mongodb Support returning data to a mongodb server. local
mysql Add mySQL Database support global
neutron Support the OpenStack neutron network service. local
nova Enable support for the OpenStack Nova API local
openssl Add support for using TLS via OpenSSL. local
portage Add support for package state enforcement using sys-apps/portage local
profile Add support for software performance analysis (will likely vary from ebuild to ebuild) global
raet Add support for the new RAET transport. local
redis Support returning data to a redis database. local
timelib Use timelib to parse english textual date descriptions. local
zeromq Add support for the zeromq transport. local


root #emerge --ask app-admin/salt


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Environment variables


  • /etc/global_file_example - Global (system wide) configuration file.
  • ~/.local_file_example - Local (per user) configuration file.


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root #emerge --ask --depclean app-admin/salt

See also

  • CFEngine - An automated suite of programs for configuring and maintaining Unix-like computers.
  • Puppet - A configuration management system written in Ruby

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