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

NAME
       apt-cdrom - APT CD-ROM management utility

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

DESCRIPTION
       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
	   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

       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.

       --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
	   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.

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[1]. 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

NOTES
	1. APT bug page
	   http://bugs.debian.org/src:apt

APT 1.0.1ubuntu2		 09 June 2012			  APT-CDROM(8)
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