The idea is to apply the Puppet code pattern to create salt config files to setup from a GUIless workstation, to laptop configs, Desktop Environments, and later add NAS, router, media servers, Kodi, etc.
If you don't want to dive into salt and just want to extract some dotfile config
from here, look at:
salt/profile/dotfiles/<whatever>/files/*: a file tree that you could put
right on to
~ with stow and the like
salt/profile/dotfiles/<whatever>/files/init.sls: salt state to install
dependencies, append environmental variables, aliases, process template and
copy them where they correspond, etc
salt/profile/dotfiles/<whatever>/templates/*: files that are processed by
salt and copied into place
Salt code pattern
Debug salt on your client (the machine running the salt-minion) via:
salt-call -l debug --state-output=mixed state.apply
The code that describes the infrastructure is implementing the following pattern:
- Description of the infrastructure:
 Ids (identity of the machine. Eg: machine02)
  Roles (business logic. Eg: workstation, nas)
   Profiles (Configure whole stack. Eg: dns server)
    Salt formulas (Configure part of the stack. eg: sshd)
- Data of the infrastructure: separated into the pillars.
Building your own Debian Stretch image
Until Debian Stretch is officially released, you can build your own Stretch lxc image (following the official scripts) and use it for the Vagrantfile.
Inside this repo, do:
$ git clone https://anonscm.debian.org/git/cloud/debian-vm-templates.git
$ sudo make -C debian-vm-templates/custom-lxc-vagrant stretch
$ cp debian-vm-templates/custom-lxc-vagrant/stretch.box .
$ vagrant up
$ rm stretch.box
Looking for mad skills in:
saltstack salt debian dotfiles configs vagrant
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