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       rinse - RPM Installation Entity.


         rinse [options]

         Help Options:
          --help     Show help information.
          --manual   Read the manual for this script.
          --version  Show the version information and exit.

         Mandatory Options:

          --arch         Specify the architecture to install.
          --directory    The directory to install the distribution within.
          --distribution The distribution to install.

         Customization Options:

          --add-pkg-list        Additional packages to download and install

          --after-post-install  Additionally run the specified script after
                                the post install script.
          --before-post-install Additionally run the specified script before
                                the post install script.
          --post-install        Run the given post-install script instead of the
                                default files in /usr/lib/rinse/$distro

         Misc Options:

          --cache               Should we use a local cache?  (Default is 1)
          --cache-dir           Specify the directory we should use for the cache.
          --clean-cache         Clean our cache of .rpm files, then exit.
          --config              Specify a different configuration file.
                                (Default is /etc/rinse/rinse.conf)
          --pkgs-dir            Specify a different directory containing
                                <distribution>.packages files.
          --mirror              Specify the URL of the mirror.
                                (Default is to read it from /etc/rinse/rinse.conf)
          --list-distributions  Show installable distributions.
          --print-uris          Only show the RPMs which should be downloaded.
                                default files in /usr/lib/rinse/$distro
          --verbose             Enable verbose output.


       --arch Specify the architecture to install.  Valid choices are 'amd64' and 'i386' only.
       --add-pkg-list Add a list of additional packages.
       --cache Specify whether to cache packages (1) or not (0).
       --cache-dir Specify the directory we should use for the cache.
       --clean-cache Remove all cached .rpm files.
       --directory Specify the directory into which the distribution should be installed.
       --distribution Specify the distribution to be installed.
       --help Show help information.
       --mirror Specify the URL of the mirror. Normally this is read from /etc/rinse/rinse.conf.
       --list-distributions Show the distributions which are installable.
       --manual Read the manual for this script.
       --print-uris Only show the files we would download, don't actually do so.
       --verbose Enable verbose output.
       --version Show the version number and exit.


         rinse is a simple script which is designed to be able to install
        a minimal working installation of an RPM-based distribution into
        a directory.

         The tool is analogous to the standard Debian GNU/Linux debootstrap


         To use this script you will need to be root.  This is required
        to mount /proc, run chroot, and more.

         Basic usage is as simple as:

          rinse --distribution fedora-core-6 --directory /tmp/test

         This will download the required RPM files and unpack them into
        a minimal installation of Fedora Core 6.

         To see which RPM files would be downloaded, without actually
        performing an installation or downloading anything, then you
        may run the following:

          rinse --distribution fedora-core-6 --print-uris


         Short of supporting more distributions or architectures there aren't
        really any outstanding issues.


       To add a new distribution you need to

       1. Add a new package list to "etc/DISTRIBUTION.packages"

       2. Add a script to "scripts/DISTRIBUTION/"
          Many of these are identical across releases, so symlinks work here.

       3. Add download mirrors to "etc/rinse.conf"

       Package lists tend to be very similar across different releases in a distro, but not
       identical. A way to make these lists is to obtain an existing install of a distro, and
       follow the dependency tree of the packaging utilities. A "DISTRIBUTION.packages" file can
       be the output of

          repoquery --requires --resolve --recursive dnf yum rpm | perl -pe 's/(.*)-.*?-.*?$/$1/g' | sort -u \
            egrep -v 'glibc-all-langpacks|glibc-langpack-'

       This is more a developers attempt to generate a package list.


        Thomas Lange
        Steve Kemp


       Copyright (c) 2011-2020 by Thomas Lange. All rights reserved.

       Copyright (c) 2007-2010 by Steve Kemp.  All rights reserved.

       This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.  The LICENSE file contains the full text of the license.