Provided by: fai-client_2.10.1ubuntu1_all
install_packages - install FAI configured packages
Fully Automatic Installation (FAI) is used to provide unattended
installation of Debian GNU/Linux operating systems with a very flexible
class-based system. install_packages is a Perl script written for FAI
to selectively install, hold, remove, or purge packages or tasks.
install_packages is called from the custom fai_rcS script and should
not be called directly. It’s function is to parse the package_config
files based on the class definitions of the client. For example, if
the client belonged to the SMTPSERVER class, install_packages would
parse ../package_config/SMTPSERVER for instructions on what packages to
install, hold, remove, or purge.
-d Only download packages instead of installing them. Variable
$aptoptions must be set.
-h Show help, version and summary of options.
-l Print only the list of all packages that would be installed,
-L Print the list of all packages with version number that would be
installed, then exit.
-m MAX Install only MAX packages at a time
-t Test mode. Do not execute installation commands.
-v Be verbose.
install_packages expects to find the FAI_ROOT directory, the location
of class definitions, package configurations, and custom install
scripts, somewhere in the filesystem. This location is configurable in
/etc/fai/fai.conf and defaults to /usr/local/share/fai.
This program is part of FAI (Fully Automatic Installation). See the
FAI manual for more information on how to use install_packages. The
FAI homepage is http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai.
apt(1), apt-get(8), dpkg(8), tasksel(1)
The FAI configuration file.
The FAI package configuration directory.
Thomas Lange <firstname.lastname@example.org>