Quickstart

Dependencies

Template Engine

If you’re (planning on) using templates in your configuration you need at least one of the following template engines installed:

To make sure hods can find them, install them using the same package manager you’re using to install hods!

Installation

pip

Run this as root to install hods for all users.:

pip install hods

On some distributions where python packages are distribution packages (e.g. debian) you might need to use pip3 instead:

pip3 install hods

Using templates in your configuration also requires jinja2 or mako:

You can either install them alongside hods using the extra package:

pip install hods[jinja]
# or
pip install hods[mako]

Or install them manually:

pip install jinja2
# or
pip install mako

Manual

Run this as root to install hods for all users.

Install git, clone the repository and install hods:

git clone https://rolln.de/knoppo/hods.git

cd hods

python setup.py install

On some distributions where python packages are distribution packages (e.g. debian) you might need to use python3 instead:

python3 setup.py install

Install the template engine(s) using pip as shown above. There’s usually no need to install them manually as well.

Run

When installed you can run it from anywhere:

hods

Tip

To run hods on a remote root user that is only accessible through sudo, use a ssh-agent and sudo -E su to forward your ssh key:

eval `ssh-agent`

ssh-add

ssh -A example.com

sudo -E su

hods