[Whonix-devel] [qubes-devel] Offering salt help

Marek Marczykowski-Górecki marmarek at invisiblethingslab.com
Thu May 3 15:34:31 CEST 2018

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On Thu, May 03, 2018 at 03:22:53PM +0200, viq wrote:
> On 18-04-26 08:01:00, Patrick Schleizer wrote:
> > viq:
> > > I'm somewhat experienced with salt, are there any areas where additional
> > > set of eyes/hands would be useful?
> > > 
> > > Sorry, my python skills are slowly approaching what could be called
> > > "basic", so don't count on much from that side.
> > > 
> > 
> > The release of Whonix 14 is currently blocked due to missing salt files.
> > 
> > Qubes-Whonix 14 SaltStack state files required
> > 
> > https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/3765
> > 
> > If you could help out with that one, that would be amazing!
> I started looking at it, which led me to anon-whonix state [0] and
> related, and unless I'm missing something the first, simplest, naive
> approach would be to append "-14" to all references of templates,
> something like this commit [1]. Which seems way too simple, so please
> tell me what am I missing besides the "we want to control it via a
> variable" :)

I think it's that simple. But as you've said, better add pillar for
that, so one could easily switch later to 15 or so.

Thanks for looking into it!

> As a side note, while it may be late for that, I think I'd prefer to have
> DVM name be closer to AppVM names than template names. When we'd have eg
> whonix-ws-14 and based on in anon-whonix, DVM for me should be named
> anon-whonix-dvm, and not whonix-ws-dvm. Or should it be
> whonix-ws-14-dvm, and anon-whonix preference for DVM adjusted when we
> get whonix 15?
> [0] https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-mgmt-salt-dom0-virtual-machines/blob/master/qvm/anon-whonix.sls
> [1] https://github.com/viq/qubes-mgmt-salt-dom0-virtual-machines/commit/857ee77adef6ce970b5d2948804ff04928164525

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Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
Invisible Things Lab
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