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Variable, path and type reference for cdist.

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04/07/2016
CDIST-REFERENCE(7)                                                             CDIST-REFERENCE(7)

NAME

cdist-reference - Variable, path and type reference for cdist

EXPLORERS

The following global explorers are available: · cpu_cores · cpu_sockets · disks · hostname · interfaces · lsb_codename · lsb_description · lsb_id · lsb_release · machine · machine_type · memory · os · os_version · runlevel

PATHS

$HOME/.cdist The standard cdist configuration directory relative to your home directory This is usually the place you want to store your site specific configuration cdist/conf/ The distribution configuration directory This contains types and explorers to be used confdir Cdist will use all available configuration directories and create a temporary confdir containing links to the real configuration directories. This way it is possible to merge configuration directories. By default it consists of everything in $HOME/.cdist and cdist/conf/. For more details see cdist(1) confdir/manifest/init This is the central entry point. It is an executable (+x bit set) shell script that can use values from the explorers to decide which configuration to create for the specified target host. Its intent is to used to define mapping from configurations to hosts. confdir/manifest/* All other files in this directory are not directly used by cdist, but you can separate configuration mappings, if you have a lot of code in the conf/manifest/init file. This may also be helpful to have different admins maintain different groups of hosts. confdir/explorer/<name> Contains explorers to be run on the target hosts, see cdist-explorer(7). confdir/type/ Contains all available types, which are used to provide some kind of functionality. See cdist-type(7). confdir/type/<name>/ Home of the type <name>. This directory is referenced by the variable __type (see below). confdir/type/<name>/man.text Manpage in Asciidoc format (required for inclusion into upstream) confdir/type/<name>/manifest Used to generate additional objects from a type. confdir/type/<name>/gencode-local Used to generate code to be executed on the source host confdir/type/<name>/gencode-remote Used to generate code to be executed on the target host confdir/type/<name>/parameter/required Parameters required by type, \n separated list. confdir/type/<name>/parameter/optional Parameters optionally accepted by type, \n separated list. confdir/type/<name>/parameter/default/* Default values for optional parameters. Assuming an optional parameter name of foo, it’s default value would be read from the file confdir/type/<name>/parameter/default/foo. confdir/type/<name>/parameter/boolean Boolean parameters accepted by type, \n separated list. confdir/type/<name>/explorer Location of the type specific explorers. This directory is referenced by the variable __type_explorer (see below). See cdist-explorer(7). confdir/type/<name>/files This directory is reserved for user data and will not be used by cdist at any time. It can be used for storing supplementary files (like scripts to act as a template or configuration files). out/ This directory contains output of cdist and is usually located in a temporary directory and thus will be removed after the run. This directory is referenced by the variable __global (see below). out/explorer Output of general explorers. out/object Objects created for the host. out/object/<object> Contains all object specific information. This directory is referenced by the variable __object (see below). out/object/<object>/explorers Output of type specific explorers, per object.

TYPES

The following types are available: · __apt_key (cdist-type__apt_key(7)) · __apt_key_uri (cdist-type__apt_key_uri(7)) · __apt_norecommends (cdist-type__apt_norecommends(7)) · __apt_ppa (cdist-type__apt_ppa(7)) · __apt_source (cdist-type__apt_source(7)) · __apt_update_index (cdist-type__apt_update_index(7)) · __block (cdist-type__block(7)) · __ccollect_source (cdist-type__ccollect_source(7)) · __cdist (cdist-type__cdist(7)) · __cdistmarker (cdist-type__cdistmarker(7)) · __chroot_mount (cdist-type__chroot_mount(7)) · __chroot_umount (cdist-type__chroot_umount(7)) · __cron (cdist-type__cron(7)) · __debconf_set_selections (cdist-type__debconf_set_selections(7)) · __directory (cdist-type__directory(7)) · __dog_vdi (cdist-type__dog_vdi(7)) · __file (cdist-type__file(7)) · __git (cdist-type__git(7)) · __group (cdist-type__group(7)) · __hostname (cdist-type__hostname(7)) · __install_bootloader_grub (cdist-type__install_bootloader_grub(7)) · __install_chroot_mount (cdist-type__install_chroot_mount(7)) · __install_chroot_umount (cdist-type__install_chroot_umount(7)) · __install_config (cdist-type__install_config(7)) · __install_file (cdist-type__install_file(7)) · __install_fstab (cdist-type__install_fstab(7)) · __install_generate_fstab (cdist-type__install_generate_fstab(7)) · __install_mkfs (cdist-type__install_mkfs(7)) · __install_mount (cdist-type__install_mount(7)) · __install_partition_msdos (cdist-type__install_partition_msdos(7)) · __install_partition_msdos_apply (cdist-type__install_partition_msdos_apply(7)) · __install_reboot (cdist-type__install_reboot(7)) · __install_reset_disk (cdist-type__install_reset_disk(7)) · __install_stage (cdist-type__install_stage(7)) · __install_umount (cdist-type__install_umount(7)) · __iptables_apply (cdist-type__iptables_apply(7)) · __iptables_rule (cdist-type__iptables_rule(7)) · __issue (cdist-type__issue(7)) · __jail (cdist-type__jail(7)) · __key_value (cdist-type__key_value(7)) · __line (cdist-type__line(7)) · __link (cdist-type__link(7)) · __locale (cdist-type__locale(7)) · __motd (cdist-type__motd(7)) · __mount (cdist-type__mount(7)) · __mysql_database (cdist-type__mysql_database(7)) · __package (cdist-type__package(7)) · __package_apt (cdist-type__package_apt(7)) · __package_emerge (cdist-type__package_emerge(7)) · __package_emerge_dependencies (cdist-type__package_emerge_dependencies(7)) · __package_luarocks (cdist-type__package_luarocks(7)) · __package_opkg (cdist-type__package_opkg(7)) · __package_pacman (cdist-type__package_pacman(7)) · __package_pip (cdist-type__package_pip(7)) · __package_pkg_freebsd (cdist-type__package_pkg_freebsd(7)) · __package_pkg_openbsd (cdist-type__package_pkg_openbsd(7)) · __package_rubygem (cdist-type__package_rubygem(7)) · __package_yum (cdist-type__package_yum(7)) · __package_zypper (cdist-type__package_zypper(7)) · __pf_apply (cdist-type__pf_apply(7)) · __pf_ruleset (cdist-type__pf_ruleset(7)) · __postfix (cdist-type__postfix(7)) · __postfix_master (cdist-type__postfix_master(7)) · __postfix_postconf (cdist-type__postfix_postconf(7)) · __postfix_postmap (cdist-type__postfix_postmap(7)) · __postfix_reload (cdist-type__postfix_reload(7)) · __postgres_database (cdist-type__postgres_database(7)) · __postgres_role (cdist-type__postgres_role(7)) · __process (cdist-type__process(7)) · __qemu_img (cdist-type__qemu_img(7)) · __rbenv (cdist-type__rbenv(7)) · __rvm (cdist-type__rvm(7)) · __rvm_gem (cdist-type__rvm_gem(7)) · __rvm_gemset (cdist-type__rvm_gemset(7)) · __rvm_ruby (cdist-type__rvm_ruby(7)) · __ssh_authorized_keys (cdist-type__ssh_authorized_keys(7)) · __start_on_boot (cdist-type__start_on_boot(7)) · __timezone (cdist-type__timezone(7)) · __update_alternatives (cdist-type__update_alternatives(7)) · __user (cdist-type__user(7)) · __user_groups (cdist-type__user_groups(7)) · __yum_repo (cdist-type__yum_repo(7)) · __zypper_repo (cdist-type__zypper_repo(7)) · __zypper_service (cdist-type__zypper_service(7))

OBJECTS

For object to object communication and tests, the following paths are usable within a object directory: files This directory is reserved for user data and will not be used by cdist at any time. It can be used freely by the type (for instance to store template results). changed This empty file exists in an object directory, if the object has code to be executed (either remote or local) stdin This file exists and contains data, if data was provided on stdin when the type was called. ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES (FOR READING) The following environment variables are exported by cdist: __explorer Directory that contains all global explorers. Available for: initial manifest, explorer, type explorer, shell __manifest Directory that contains the initial manifest. Available for: initial manifest, type manifest, shell __global Directory that contains generic output like explorer. Available for: initial manifest, type manifest, type gencode, shell __messages_in File to read messages from Available for: initial manifest, type manifest, type gencode __messages_out File to write messages Available for: initial manifest, type manifest, type gencode __object Directory that contains the current object. Available for: type manifest, type explorer, type gencode and code scripts __object_id The type unique object id. Available for: type manifest, type explorer, type gencode and code scripts Note: The leading and the trailing "/" will always be stripped (caused by the filesystem database and ensured by the core). Note: Double slashes ("//") will not be fixed and result in an error. __object_name The full qualified name of the current object. Available for: type manifest, type explorer, type gencode __target_host The host we are deploying to. Available for: explorer, initial manifest, type explorer, type manifest, type gencode, shell __type Path to the current type. Available for: type manifest, type gencode __type_explorer Directory that contains the type explorers. Available for: type explorer ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES (FOR WRITING) The following environment variables influence the behaviour of cdist: require Setup dependencies between objects (see cdist-manifest(7)) CDIST_LOCAL_SHELL Use this shell locally instead of /bin/sh to execute scripts CDIST_REMOTE_SHELL Use this shell remotely instead of /bin/sh to execute scripts CDIST_OVERRIDE Allow overwriting type parameters (see cdist-manifest(7)) CDIST_ORDER_DEPENDENCY Create dependencies based on the execution order (see cdist-manifest(7))

SEE ALSO

· cdist(1)

COPYING

Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Nico Schottelius. Free use of this software is granted under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3).

AUTHOR

Nico Schottelius <nico-cdist--@--schottelius.org> Author.
04/07/2016 CDIST-REFERENCE(7)
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cdist-reference(7) referred by cdist(1) | cdist-explorer(7) | cdist-manifest(7) | cdist-messaging(7) | cdist-stages(7) | cdist-type(7)
refer to cdist(1) | cdist-explorer(7) | cdist-manifest(7) | cdist-type(7) | cdist-type__apt_key(7) | cdist-type__apt_key_uri(7) | cdist-type__apt_norecommends(7) | cdist-type__apt_ppa(7) | cdist-type__apt_source(7) | cdist-type__apt_update_index(7) | cdist-type__block(7) | cdist-type__ccollect_source(7) | cdist-type__cdist(7) | cdist-type__cdistmarker(7) | cdist-type__cron(7) | cdist-type__debconf_set_selections(7) | cdist-type__directory(7) | cdist-type__dog_vdi(7) | cdist-type__file(7) | cdist-type__git(7)