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

       apt-cdrom - APT CD-ROM management utility

       apt-cdrom [-rmfan] [-d=cdrom_mount_point] [-o=config_string]
                 [-c=config_file] {add | ident | {-v | --version} |
                 {-h | --help}}

       apt-cdrom is used to add a new CD-ROM to APT's 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 disc 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 CD-ROM device, prompt for a disc 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 CD-ROM 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.

       --no-auto-detect, --cdrom
           Do not try to auto-detect the CD-ROM path. Usually combined with
           the --cdrom option. Configuration Item: Acquire::cdrom::AutoDetect.

       -d, --cdrom
           Mount point; specify the location to mount the CD-ROM. 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 disc or override the disc's
           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. 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

       -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

APT 1.6.14                     30 November 2013                   APT-CDROM(8)
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