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



NAME
       apt-cdrom - APT CDROM management utility

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


DESCRIPTION
       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 can-
       not 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    add is used to add a new disc to the source list.  It  will  un-
              mount  the  CDROM  device,  prompt for a disk to be inserted and
              then procceed 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


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



OPTIONS
       All  command  line options may be set using the configuration file, the
       descriptions indicate the configuration option to set. For boolean  op-
       tions  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. Con-
              figuration 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: APT::CDROM::Rename.


       -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. Con-
              figuration 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. Configu-
              ration 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. See apt.conf(5) for syntax information.


       -o, --option,
              Set a Configuration Option; This will set an arbitary configura-
              tion option. The syntax is -o Foo::Bar=bar.


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


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


BUGS
       APT  bug  page: http://bugs.debian.org/src:apt. If you wish to report a
       bug in APT, please see /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt  or  the
       reportbug(1) command.


AUTHORS
       Jason Gunthorpe, APT team.



Linux                          14 February 2004                   APT-CDROM(8)