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APT-CDROM(8)							  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

       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 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

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

       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 arbitary configuration
	  option. The syntax is -o Foo::Bar=bar.

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

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

       [1]APT bug page. 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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