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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.tar.xz  and  packages  defined  in
              /etc/fai/NFSROOT to the mirror. By default all these packages are included  in  the
              mirror.  This  will  explicitly remove packages from the mirror that are already in

       -b     Create the mirror only from packages  names  in  /srv/fai/config.  Do  not  include
              packages  from  /etc/fai/NFSROOT,  but  also  do  not  remove  packages that are in
              base.tar.xz. This is useful if  your  partial  mirror  does  not  match  the  Linux
              distribution of the nfsroot, or if you do not have a nfsroot yet.

       -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.

       -s  DIRECTORY
              Override the value of FAI_CONFIGDIR set in nfsroot.conf.

       -P  FILE
              Copy  an  APT  preferences  file  into the cache config before creating the mirror.
              Using this you can set pin priority for packages to a certain release.

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

       -V     Read variable definitions from class/*.var if used in package_config/<classes>.

       -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/debmirror-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

       fai-make-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.tar.xz inside the nfsroot.

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


       Thomas Lange <>