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       fai-mirror - create and manage a partial mirror for FAI


       fai-mirror [OPTION]...  DIRECTORY


       This command creates a partial mirror of Debian packages. It can be used to create the fai
       CD or as a local mirror when you can't download the whole Debian mirror.  By  default  the
       mirror  will  contain  all  packages  of  all  classes  used  in  the  configuration space


       -a ARCH
              Download packages from architecture ARCH. If not specified, use native architecture
              of host.

       -B     Do  not  add  packages  included  in  base.tgz  and  packages  defined in make-fai-
              nfsroot.conf to the mirror. By default all  these  packages  are  included  in  the

       -C CFDIR
              Use CFDIR as the configuration directory. Default is /etc/fai. You can also set the
              environment variable FAI_ETC_DIR.

       -c CLASS[,CLASS]
              Use only this list of classes for building the mirror. Can't be used in conjunction
              with -x.

       -h     Show simple help and version.

       -m MAX Set the number of packages to NUM. This overwrites the variable MAXPACKAGES.

       -x CLASS[,CLASS]
              Exclude these classes. Do not add the packages of these classes to the mirror.

       -p     Preserve existing sources.list. NOT YET IMPLEMENTED.

       -v     Create verbose output.


          # fai-mirror -v /files/scratch/mirror

       Creates a partial mirror in the directory /files/scratch/mirror using all classes.

          # fai-mirror -v -cDEFAULT,DEMO /debmirror

       Creates a partial mirror containing all packages used in the classes DEFAULT and DEMO.

          # fai-mirror -v -cDEFAULT,AMD64 /srv/debmirrir-amd64

       Will create a mirror including packages for amd64 architecture defined for classes DEFAULT
       and AMD64. You can also run this on a non amd64 host.


       You only need root permissions if you access  the  official  Debian  mirror  via  NFS.  By
       default,  the  variable MAXPACKAGES is set to 1, so conflicting packages can also be added
       to the mirror. Setting this to a higher number (e.g. 99999) reduces the time for  creating
       the mirror, but some packages may be missing.


       This  program  is  part  of  FAI  (Fully  Automatic  Installation).   The  FAI homepage is

       make-fai-nfsroot(8), install_packages(8)


              The FAI configuration file.

              The FAI configuration file for the nfsroot.

              Package resource definition for FAI.

              The FAI package configuration directory. This directory is defined by the  variable

              The list of packages included in base.tgz inside the nfsroot.

              Additional  packages  that  were  added  to  the  nfsroot by the configuration file


       Thomas Lange <>