This post gives you instructions to download and install the latest release of SaltStack 2016.11(Latest) version in Debian 8 (Jessie).

If you would like to upgrading Debian 8 from Salt Versions Earlier than 2015.8.4,

The following lines must be added in systemd service file to upgrade on these earlier versions of Salt.


Execute the below command to import the SaltStack 2016.11(Latest) repository key,

$ wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

$ wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Save the below line to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:

deb jessie main

Execute the command to updates:

$ sudo apt-get update

Now, install the SaltStack 2016.11(Latest) packages - salt-minion, salt-master or other salt components,

$ sudo apt-get install salt-master

$ sudo apt-get install salt-minion

$ sudo apt-get install salt-ssh

$ sudo apt-get install salt-syndic

$ sudo apt-get install salt-cloud

$ sudo apt-get install salt-api

Start or Stop the above services,

$ sudo service [Salt-*] start

$ sudo service [Salt-*] stop

Restart all upgraded services(Upgrade Only)

$ sudo systemctl restart salt-minion