Provided by: systemimager-client_3.2.3-3_all
updateclient - update the image running on the local client machine to
match that of an image on an image server
updateclient [ -help ] [ -version ] [ -server HOSTNAME ] [ -image
IMAGENAME ] [ -override OVERRIDE ... ] [ -directory DIRECTORY ] [ -no-
bootloader ] [ -autoinstall ] [ -flavor FLAVOR ] [ -configure-from
DEVICE ] [ -ssh-user USERNAME ] [ -reboot ] [ -dry-run ] [ -log
This manual page documents briefly the updateclient command.
updateclient is a program that brings the local client’s image up to
date with an image on a image server.
A summary of options is included below.
-help Show summary of options
Display version and copyright information
Hostname or IP address of the imageserver. Replaces deprecated
Image from which the client should be updated
Override module(s) from which to copy additional files.
Override directories are useful when you have multiple types of
clients that share a subset of files. The image can contain
this subset, and you can have an override module for each client
type which contains the additional files required for that
client type. If the same file exists in an override module and
the image, the files in the override module will overwrite those
in the image.
You can specify multiple override modules. They will be copied
over in the same order the are specified on the command line.
Absolute path of the directory to be updated (defaults to "/")
Don’t run the bootloader (lilo, elilo, grub, etc) after update
completes. (updateclient always runs the bootloader unless
Autoinstall this client the next time it reboots. This option
must be used if you want your partition scheme to be updated to
match the partition scheme of the image you are updating too.
This is required if the partition scheme of the image you are
updating from differs from the partition scheme of the image you
are currently running, as your system may be left unbootable
otherwise. This option conflicts with -nolilo.
Updates that use this option cannot take advantage of rsync’s
efficient updating mechanism. This process also requires two
reboots. This makes -autoinstall updates more consuming.
The boot flavor to be used for doing an autoinstall (assumes
Only used with -autoinstall. Stores the network configuration
for DEVICE in the /local.cfg file so that the same settings will
be used during the autoinstall process.
Username for ssh connection from the client. Only needed if a
secure connection is required.
List available images on imageserver. This option is now
deprecated in favor of lsimage.
Reboot client after update completes
Don’t actually modify anything, just show what would be done.
Quoted string for log file format. See the rsyncd.conf(5) man
page for options.
More details can be found in the SystemImager manual.
This manual page was compiled by dann <<firstname.lastname@example.org>> for the
Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
11 November 2004 UPDATECLIENT(8)