configuring Whonix-16/Qubes

I am struggling with following the instructions in https[://]www[.]whonix[.]org/wiki/Qubes/Install
I have downloaded gw and ws-16 and got stuck at:
Configure sys-whonix and anon-whonix safely. [[9]][[10]][[11]][[12]][[13]]
[[10]] points to https[://]github[.]com/QubesOS/qubes-mgmt-salt-dom0-virtual-machines/blob/master/qvm/sys-whonix.sls
which in my understanding is a script, not reproduced here for brevity.

The script includes a comment:


qubesctl state.sls qvm.sys-whonix dom0

which is similar with the next line in the instructions at https[:/]/www[.]whonix[.]org/wiki/Qubes/Install

Question: what to do with the script indicated by footnote [[10]], found at https[://]github[.]com/QubesOS/qubes-mgmt-salt-dom0-virtual-machines/blob/master/qvm/sys-whonix.sls
How/where to run the script? In dom0?
Should this be renamed as state.sls to make it consistent with the execute comment?

Any other thoughts are appreciated

As a user: Disregard.

As a developer: For reference.

would you think the instructions should be made more clear? maybe there are other users like me trying to figure it out…


hope I do not take too much of your time, but my inexperience aside, the instructions are a bit confusing.
The text clearly reads:
Configure sys-whonix and anon-whonix safely.
followed by the footnotes.

If, as a user, the notes are to be ignored, then what is the meaning of the line? As an inexperienced user it feels that I would be skipping something that might be important, maybe for security purposes

Am I wrong?

Unless you want to ask and dig deep into “why you do this and this and why is this”, footnotes should be ignored.

The meaning… Well…

I can add another footnote about qubesctl:slight_smile: It will be a link here:

why this, why that is not important: not a stickler
I am just trying to make sense of this: it would not make sense to use whonix if I use it incorrectly, confgure incorrectly.
One more question:
as a user the following line in instructions is also to be disregarded?
In dom0, run.
sudo qubesctl state.sls qvm.anon-whonix

Footnotes have been improved.

It is now clarified “For developers only, link to related source code file:” in wiki footnotes.

Not disregarded.

That is part of “normal” instructions since inside the “normal” wiki text. I.e. not part of the footnotes.


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