salt-cloud - public cloud VM management system

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: salt-cloud
Package version: 2015.8.8+ds
Package release: 1
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 65 B
Download size: 15.69 KB
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Salt is a powerful remote execution manager that can be used to administer servers in a fast and efficient way. It allows commands to be executed across large groups of servers. This means systems can be easily managed, but data can also be easily gathered. Quick introspection into running systems becomes a reality. Remote execution is usually used to set up a certain state on a remote system. Salt addresses this problem as well, the salt state system uses salt state files to define the state a server needs to be in. Salt Cloud is built-in to Salt to provision systems on cloud hosts or hypervisors and immediately bring them under management.



    Source package: salt

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install salt-cloud deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install salt-cloud


    • /etc/salt/cloud
    • /usr/bin/salt-cloud
    • /usr/share/doc/salt-cloud/NEWS.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/salt-cloud/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/salt-cloud/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/salt-cloud.1.gz


    2016-04-04 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.8+ds-1) unstable; urgency=high * New upstream release - CVE-2016-3176: Fix insecure configuration of PAM external authentication service (Closes: #819184) * Drop reproducible_builds.patch (accepted upstream) * Cherry-pick the four patches from 2015.8.8.2 * Re-add shebang to ssh-id-wrapper shell script

    2016-02-22 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.7+ds-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream release. * Override lintian warning about long link in JavaScript comment.

    2016-02-04 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.5+ds-1) unstable; urgency=high [ Benjamin Drung ] * Drop patches that were accepted upstream * Rewrite reproducible patch and sent it to upstream * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.7 (no changes needed) * Ignore false positive source-is-missing lintian error (see #813013) [ Wolodja Wentland ] * New upstream release. - CVE-2016-1866: Improper handling of clear messages on the minion, which could result in executing commands not sent by the master. * Add Wolodja Wentland to Uploaders * Use secure URI for Vcs-Git

    2016-01-14 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.3+ds-3) unstable; urgency=medium * Cherry-pick fix to silence warnings from (not installed) nova client

    2015-12-14 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.3+ds-2) unstable; urgency=medium * salt-master: Depend on python-systemd for the startup notification unless sysvinit is used as default init system (Closes: #807741, LP: #1525184)

    2015-12-09 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.3+ds-1) unstable; urgency=high * New upstream release. - CVE-2015-8034: Fix information leak from state.sls cache data stored as world-readable (Closes: #807356) * Drop Fix-OS-related-grains-on-Debian.patch (accepted upstream) * Use upstream systemd service files (Closes: #806786) * Extend description of salt-cloud

    2015-11-06 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.1+ds-2) unstable; urgency=medium * Demote python-croniter to recommends (only needed for the schedule state) * Add missing dependency on python-tornado >= 4.2 * Fix OS related grains on Debian (wrongly named "Debian GNU")

    2015-11-05 - Benjamin Drung <> salt (2015.8.1+ds-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream release (Closes: #801289) * debian/repack: Create xz compressed source tarball * Refresh reproducible_builds patch and refresh remaining patches * Drop make-log-file-group-readable.patch (applied upstream) * Require python-crypto (>= 2.6) * Add a separate salt-proxy package * Drop patch to support sphinx < 1.3 (sphinx is recent enough in unstable) * Add myself to uploaders * Raise compat level to 9 * Update debian/copyright

    2015-07-28 - Joe Healy <> salt (2015.5.3+ds-1) unstable; urgency=medium * [e481db1] Imported Upstream version 2015.5.3+ds * [16f6801] Added salt-minion dependency on bsdmainutils. Closes: 790758 * [761f735] Added dependency on python-croniter. Closes: 771015 * [5b957bb] Weakened dependency on python-mako to suggests.

    2015-07-01 - Joe Healy <> salt (2015.5.2+ds-1) unstable; urgency=medium * [e6d32ad] Updated repack script to remove new sphinx theme * [48bdace] Imported Upstream version 2015.5.2+ds * [9e98c1c] Updated patches for 2015.5.2 and set doc theme to saltstack