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       orchestra-import-isos - sync and import Ubuntu isos into cobbler


       orchestra-import-isos is a utility useful to automatically download and import Ubuntu ISOs
       into cobbler(1).

       It reads a configuration file  /etc/orchestra/import_isos in order to determine:
        - ARCHIVE
        - RELEASES
        - ARCHES
        - CACHE
        - KSMIRROR
        - KSDIR
        - LOCALE
        - PRIORITY

       For each release in RELEASES, and each arch in ARCHES, it will use wget(1) to download the
       Ubuntu  mini.iso  for  each.  The mini.iso is used because it is a small download, and the
       rest of the installation is performed over the  network  and  packages  are  cached  using

       A  loop  mount(8)  is  performed,  and  "cobbler(1)  import"  is  then  executed  with the
       appropriate  parameters,  in  order  to  update  cobbler's  knowledge  of  its   available
       distributions and releases.

       A cron(8) job typically runs this import-and-sync at 4am on Sundays.


       /etc/orchestra/import_isos, /etc/cron.d/orchestra-import-isos


       mount(8), cobbler(1), wget(1), squid(8)


       This  manpage and the utility were written by Dustin Kirkland <> for
       Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others).  Permission is  granted  to  copy,  distribute
       and/or  modify  this  document  and  the utility under the terms of the GNU General Public
       License, Version 3 published by the Free Software Foundation.

       The complete text of the GNU General Public License can  be  found  in  /usr/share/common-
       licenses/GPL      on      Debian/Ubuntu      systems,     or     on     the     web     at