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Installing Salt Minion on RHEL5

Submitted by on February 19, 2015 – 10:38 am

As of recently, python26-distribute has been removed from EPEL5 due to lack of support and attempting to install salt-minion on RHEL5 will throw a dependency error. If you are still running RHEL5, you would need to obtain python26-distribute-0.6.10-5.3.noarch.rpm and install it separately, after installing python26. Here’s an example:

if [ `rpm -qa | grep -c "epel-release"` -eq 0 ]
 rpm -Uvh http://amidala.krazyworks.local/scripts/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
 yum clean all ; yum -y --disablerepo="epel" update nss

yum -y install python26

cd /tmp

rpm -Uvh python26-distribute-0.6.10-5.3.noarch.rpm

After this you be able to continue with salt-minion installation as usual.

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