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       cdebootstrap - Bootstrap a Debian system


       cdebootstrap [OPTION]... SUITE TARGET [MIRROR]


       cdebootstrap  builds  a  basic  Debian system of SUITE (e.g. etch, lenny, sid) into TARGET
       using the source specified in MIRROR.  It supports http://, ftp://, file:// and ssh:// URL
       and  defaults  to  The ssh:// scheme uses cat on the remote
       host to access the files.  You have to setup a master connection and configure ssh to  use
       it  or use a key for authentication. No user interaction is possible.  The complete log is
       saved as /var/log/bootstrap.log in the new system.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

              Ignore if packages can't be authenticated.   This  ignores  the  unavailability  of
              Release.gpg, missing keyrings, broken signatures and missing gpgv executable.

       -a, --arch=ARCH
              Set the target architecture.

       -c, --configdir=DIR
              Set the config directory.

              Enable debug output.

       -d, --download-only
              Download packages, but don't perform installation.

              Drop packages from the installation list.  This only works if the package is pulled
              in explicitely, either via priority or explicit definition in the config.  It won't
              exclude packages which are pulled in via dependencies.

              Use  second  stage installer.  This does the unpack phase of the bootstraping only.
              The second stage installer will  be  available  as  /sbin/cdebootstrap-foreign  and

       -f, --flavour=FLAVOUR
              Select the flavour to use (see FLAVOURS below).

       -k, --keyring=KEYRING
              Use given keyring.

       -H, --helperdir=DIR
              Set the helper directory.

              Install extra packages.

       -q, --quiet
              Be quiet.  Only warnings and errors are shown.


       -v, --verbose
              Be verbose.  All command output is shown.

       -h, --help
              Display this help and exit.

              Output version information and exit.


       Flavours available with default configuration:

       build  Installs  essential,  apt  and  build-essential.   Suitable for sbuild and pbuilder
              usage.  All rc.d operations are disabled by  a  policy-rc.d  script  (cdebootstrap-
              helper-rc.d package).

              Installs  essential  and  apt.   All  rc.d operations are disabled by a policy-rc.d
              script (cdebootstrap-helper-rc.d package).

              Installs required and important priority packages.  This is the default flavour.