how do i bootstrap cfengine on ubuntu server

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http://askubuntu.com – i'm trying to use the cfengine version in the ubuntu repositories rather than download the cfengine-community repository, because the ubuntu repository has binaries for armhf. however, i'm having a difficult time bootstrapping. on the cfengine-community version of cfengine, (and according to any available documentation) running cf-agent --bootstrap --policy-server <ip.of.server> would make the client machine pull in updates from the policy server. on ubuntu, that same command does absolutely nothing. any ideas? (HowTos)