cdist has not been published, you're accessing a early in developent
Do not believe anything written in cdist, besides what's written in this file
(everything else may be future stuff for the initial release).
-- Nico, 20101201
What you can do so far: (executed from top level directory)
# prepare use:
export PATH="$PATH:$(pwd -P)/bin"
# Test first level manifest execution
__cdist_config=$(pwd -P)/conf __cdist_target_host=ikq02.ethz.ch cdist-manifest-init
# See what it generated