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Correctly upgrading your Python application with SaltStack

If you work with Python applications or deal with configuration management in general, you might have run into limitations with the pip tool. Unfortunately, their implementation of upgrade doesn’t really perform an “upgrade” as most people would think. If you are frustrated familiar with SaltStack‚Äôs pip state not upgrading already installed packages when you run…

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SaltStack and Debconfmod

Saltstack does a great job of installing packages. Unfortunately for Devops practitioners in the Debian/Ubuntu world, there is this wonderful addition to package management called debconf. When packages are being installed, debconf asks the user questions which determine the contents of the system-wide configuration files associated with that package. This is great for my friends…