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       cdebootstrap - Bootstrap a Debian system


       cdebootstrap [OPTION]... [ORIGIN/]CODENAME TARGET [MIRROR]


       cdebootstrap  builds  a  basic  Debian system of CODENAME (e.g. jessie, stretch, sid) from
       ORIGIN (e.g Debian, Ubuntu) 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

       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=CONFIGDIR
              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.  Relative filename are looked up  in  /usr/local/share/keyrings,
              /usr/share/keyrings and CONFIGDIR.

       -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.