Comment 0 for bug 1763165

It's nice that salt-master is now (in 18.04) using a non-root account, but salt-syndic has yet to reflect this change. The salt-syndic service is currently set to run as root:root, which causes salt-syndic to make files unreadable by salt-master, which breaks many things.

Setting salt-syndic to run as salt:salt and flushing cache resolved this problem.