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Supermarket Belongs to the Community

Supermarket belongs to the community. While Chef has the responsibility to keep it running and be stewards of its functionality, what it does and how it works is driven by the community. The chef/supermarket repository will continue to be where development of the Supermarket application takes place. Come be part of shaping the direction of Supermarket by opening issues and pull requests or by joining us on the Chef Mailing List.

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salt (11) Versions 0.2.0

Installs and configures Salt

cookbook 'salt', '= 0.2.0'
cookbook 'salt', '= 0.2.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install salt
knife supermarket download salt
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Because every Chef needs a little Salt.

Improved Remote Execution for Open Source Chef

Install Salt master and/or minion.

Why would anyone ever want to use both Salt and Chef?

I'm glad you asked!

Open Source Chef is weak in one key area that Salt just so happens to be very strong: remote execution. knife ssh "name:*" "sudo chef-client" really doesn't scale very well.

Think of Salt as the Push Jobs plugin for Open Source Chef. They're even based on the same basic messaging technology: ZeroMQ.

And as of SaltStack 2014.7, they have significantly improved Chef integration. Want to do a chef client run on all your nodes: salt "*" chef.client Then, you can use the job management commands to check on the status of your run.



This cooked has been confirmed to work on:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 or later
  • CentOS 5+, RedHat 5+, Scientific Linux 5+
  • Fedora 19, 20
  • Debian 7 (Wheezy)


  • apt
  • yum
  • yum-epel


  • node['salt']['minion']['master'] - Address or list of masters, if not using built-in search functionality.

See attribute files for more supported attributes.



Nothing; reserved to include future LWRPs.


Install Salt master using OS package manager.


Install Salt master using OS package manager.



Define two roles named salt_master and salt_minion, which include the corresponding recipes. The nodes will automatically discover each other within the same environment (when using Chef Server).

If you want your Salt Masters to operate across all environments, set node['salt']['minion']['master_environment'] to nil for all minions.

At the moment, you will need to approve access for any minions with the salt-key -A command. A future version of this cookbook will handle this automatically.


License and Author

Author:: Daryl Robbins

Copyright:: 2014, Daryl Robbins

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

yum-epel >= 0.0.0
yum ~> 3.0
apt ~> 2.3.10

Contingent cookbooks

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