SALT-SSH: AttributeError: ‘module’ object has no attribute ‘fromstringlist’

SALT-SSH-AttributeError

In salt ssh attributeerror module object attribute fromstringlist error triggers when the salt-master is CentOS6 and the target is CentOS7 (Remotely execute shell commands available here).

Salt-SSH: AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'fromstringlist'

The salt-master on CentOS6 would copy ElementTree.py to the minion on CentOS7 but python2.6’s lib cannot run directly on python2.7.

  • To overcome the “AttributeError: ‘module’ object has no attribute ‘fromstringlist’ error”,

On the salt-master:

1. Find the thin.py

# find / -name thin.py

/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/salt/runners/thin.py

/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/salt/utils/thin.py

 

  • In /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/salt/utils/thin.py

try:

import xml

HAS_XML = True

except ImportError:

HAS_XML = False

Modify as:

try:

import xml

HAS_XML = False

except ImportError:

HAS_XML = False

 

2. remove the thin.tgz from cache

# rm /var/cache/salt/master/thin/thin.tgz

 

3. Perform the salt-ssh command again with -W

( -W for Select a random temp directory to deploy on the remote system. The directory will be cleaned after the execution.)

salt ssh attributeerror module object attribute fromstringlist

# salt-ssh -W rnd test.ping

# salt-ssh -W rnd disk.usage

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