apt-cdrom

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
       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    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 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
       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: 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.
              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. 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.

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

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

BUGS
       See the APT bug page <URL: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.

AUTHOR
       APT was written by the APT team <apt@packages.debian.org>.



                                16 October 2007                   APT-CDROM(8)