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       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    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

       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.

       -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.


       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.