Migration to venv-salt-minion does not copy grains information

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SUSE Manager 4.3


When executing the migration to the Salt Bundle (see https://documentation.suse.com/suma/4.3/en/suse-manager/client-configuration/contact-methods-saltbundle.html for details), existing grains information in /etc/salt/grains is not being copied to the new /etc/venv-salt-minion directory. 



Until a fix will be provided with a regular maintenance update, please add these lines to /usr/share/susemanager/salt/util/mgr_switch_to_venv_minion.sls:

    - name: /etc/venv-salt-minion/grains
    - source: /etc/salt/grains
    - require:
      - pkg: mgr_venv_salt_minion_pkg
    - onlyif:
      - test -f /etc/salt/grains

This will copy /etc/salt/grains to /etc/venv-salt-minion during the migration. For already completed migrations please copy the file manually. 

Additional Information


1. On SUSE Manager:

cp /usr/share/susemanager/salt/util/mgr_switch_to_venv_minion.sls /usr/share/susemanager/salt/util/mgr_switch_to_venv_minion.sls.backup

2. Edit the file and add the lines mentioned in the Resolution section of this article.

3. When done, compare the files using diff. The output returned should be similar to:

diff /usr/share/susemanager/salt/util/mgr_switch_to_venv_minion.sls /usr/share/susemanager/salt/util/mgr_switch_to_venv_minion.sls.backup
< mgr_copy_salt_grains:
<   file.copy:
<     - name: /etc/venv-salt-minion/grains
<     - source: /etc/salt/grains
<     - require:
<       - pkg: mgr_venv_salt_minion_pkg
<     - onlyif:
<       - test -f /etc/salt/grains

4. Continue with the migration as outlined in the documentation.


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  • Document ID:000020729
  • Creation Date: 19-Aug-2022
  • Modified Date:19-Aug-2022
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