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Linux 2.6 - man page for apt-cdrom (linux section 8)

APT-CDROM(8)				       APT				     APT-CDROM(8)

       apt-cdrom - APT CDROM management utility

       apt-cdrom [-hvrmfan] [-d=cdrom mount point] [-o=config string] [-c=file] [[add] | [ident]]

       apt-cdrom is used to add a new CDROM to APTs list of available sources.	apt-cdrom takes
       care of determining the structure of the disc as well as correcting for several possible
       mis-burns and verifying the index files.

       It is necessary to use apt-cdrom to add CDs to the APT system, it cannot be done by hand.
       Furthermore each disk in a multi-cd set must be inserted and scanned separately to account
       for possible mis-burns.

       Unless the -h, or --help option is given one of the commands below must be present.

	   add is used to add a new disc to the source list. It will unmount the CDROM device,
	   prompt for a disk to be inserted and then proceed to scan it and copy the index files.
	   If the disc does not have a proper disk directory you will be prompted for a
	   descriptive title.

	   APT uses a CDROM ID to track which disc is currently in the drive and maintains a
	   database of these IDs in /var/lib/apt/cdroms.list

	   A debugging tool to report the identity of the current disc as well as the stored file

       All command line options may be set using the configuration file, the descriptions
       indicate the configuration option to set. For boolean options you can override the config
       file by using something like -f-,--no-f, -f=no or several other variations.

       -d, --cdrom
	   Mount point; specify the location to mount the cdrom. This mount point must be listed
	   in /etc/fstab and properly configured. Configuration Item: Acquire::cdrom::mount.

       -r, --rename
	   Rename a disc; change the label of a disk or override the disks given label. This
	   option will cause apt-cdrom to prompt for a new label. Configuration Item:

       -m, --no-mount
	   No mounting; prevent apt-cdrom from mounting and unmounting the mount point.
	   Configuration Item: APT::CDROM::NoMount.

       -f, --fast
	   Fast Copy; Assume the package files are valid and do not check every package. This
	   option should be used only if apt-cdrom has been run on this disc before and did not
	   detect any errors. Configuration Item: APT::CDROM::Fast.

       -a, --thorough
	   Thorough Package Scan; This option may be needed with some old Debian 1.1/1.2 discs
	   that have Package files in strange places. It takes much longer to scan the CD but
	   will pick them all up.

       -n, --just-print, --recon, --no-act
	   No Changes; Do not change the sources.list(5) file and do not write index files.
	   Everything is still checked however. Configuration Item: APT::CDROM::NoAct.

       -h, --help
	   Show a short usage summary.

       -v, --version
	   Show the program version.

       -c, --config-file
	   Configuration File; Specify a configuration file to use. The program will read the
	   default configuration file and then this configuration file. If configuration settings
	   need to be set before the default configuration files are parsed specify a file with
	   the APT_CONFIG environment variable. See apt.conf(5) for syntax information.

       -o, --option
	   Set a Configuration Option; This will set an arbitrary configuration option. The
	   syntax is -o Foo::Bar=bar.  -o and --option can be used multiple times to set
	   different options.

       apt.conf(5), apt-get(8), sources.list(5)

       apt-cdrom returns zero on normal operation, decimal 100 on error.

       APT bug page[1]. If you wish to report a bug in APT, please see
       /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt or the reportbug(1) command.

       Jason Gunthorpe

       APT team

	1. APT bug page

Linux					 14 February 2004			     APT-CDROM(8)

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