apt-cdrom (8)


       apt-cdrom - APT CDROM managment 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 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
              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


       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.


              Mount point; specify the location to mount the cdrom. This mount
              point must be listed in /etc/fstab and propely configured.  Con-
              figuration Item: Acquire::cdrom::mount.


              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.


              Configuration Item: APT::CDROM::Fast.


              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.




              No  Changes;  Do  not change the sources.list(5) file and do not
              write index files. Everything is still checked however.  Config-
              uration Item: APT::CDROM::NoAct.


       --help Show a short usage summary.


              Show the program version.


              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.


              Set a Configuration Option; This will set an arbitary configura-
              tion 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.


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


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