# 16.12. cdist-type__cdist(7)¶

## 16.12.1. NAME¶

cdist-type__cdist - Manage cdist installations

## 16.12.2. DESCRIPTION¶

This cdist type allows you to easily setup cdist on another box, to allow the other box to configure systems.

This type is NOT required by target hosts. It is only helpful to build FROM which you configure other hosts.

This type will use git to clone

## 16.12.4. OPTIONAL PARAMETERS¶

Select the user to create for the cdist installation. Defaults to "cdist".
source
Select the source from which to clone cdist from. Defaults to "git://github.com/ungleich/cdist.git".
branch
Select the branch to checkout from. Defaults to "master".

## 16.12.5. EXAMPLES¶

# Install cdist for user cdist in her home as subfolder cdist
__cdist /home/cdist/cdist

# Use alternative source
__cdist --source "git://github.com/ungleich/cdist" /home/cdist/cdist


## 16.12.6. AUTHORS¶

Nico Schottelius <nico-cdist--@--schottelius.org>

## 16.12.7. COPYING¶

Copyright (C) 2013 Nico Schottelius. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.