Automatic Configuration with Cdist
This page describes how to automatically configure archlinux using cdist.
Cdist is a configuration management system. The author of cdist is also using Archlinux as a target distribution and has some re-usable example configurations online.
How to use the types
Edit cdist/conf/manifest/init, add your hostname and use the types as seen on the present hosts. Afterwards run
./bin/cdist config -v your-host-name
And then the your-host-name will be configured.
The following types are present and have been tested on Archlinux systems.
Managed Desktop (__nico_managed_desktop)
- User can shutdown, suspend the computer (pm-utils)
- Graphical user login (slim)
- LXDE Desktop environment
- Office suite (Libreoffice)
- Browser (chromium)
- User can configure network (using wicd)