APT-CDROM(8)           (30 November 2013)            APT-CDROM(8)

          apt-cdrom - APT CD-ROM management utility

          apt-cdrom [-rmfan] [-d=cdrom_mount_point] [-o=config_string]
                    [-c=config_file] {add | ident | {-v | --version} |
                    {-h | --help}}

          apt-cdrom is used to add a new CD-ROM to APT's list of
          available sources.  apt-cdrom takes care of determining the
          structure of the disc as well as correcting for several
          possible mis-burns and verifying the index files.

          It is necessary to use apt-cdrom to add CDs to the APT
          system; it cannot be done by hand. Furthermore each disc in
          a multi-CD set must be inserted and scanned separately to
          account for possible mis-burns.

          Unless the -h, or --help option is given, one of the
          commands below must be present.

              add is used to add a new disc to the source list. It
              will unmount the CD-ROM device, prompt for a disc to be
              inserted and then proceed to scan it and copy the index
              files. If the disc does not have a proper .disk
              directory you will be prompted for a descriptive title.

              APT uses a CD-ROM ID to track which disc is currently in
              the drive and maintains a database of these IDs in

              A debugging tool to report the identity of the current
              disc as well as the stored file name

          All command line options may be set using the configuration
          file, the descriptions indicate the configuration option to
          set. For boolean options you can override the config file by
          using something like -f-,--no-f, -f=no or several other

          --no-auto-detect, --cdrom
              Do not try to auto-detect the CD-ROM path. Usually
              combined with the --cdrom option. Configuration Item:

          -d, --cdrom

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              Mount point; specify the location to mount the CD-ROM.
              This mount point must be listed in /etc/fstab and
              properly configured. Configuration Item:

          -r, --rename
              Rename a disc; change the label of a disc or override
              the disc's given label. This option will cause apt-cdrom
              to prompt for a new label. Configuration Item:

          -m, --no-mount
              No mounting; prevent apt-cdrom from mounting and
              unmounting the mount point. Configuration Item:

          -f, --fast
              Fast Copy; Assume the package files are valid and do not
              check every package. This option should be used only if
              apt-cdrom has been run on this disc before and did not
              detect any errors. Configuration Item: APT::CDROM::Fast.

          -a, --thorough
              Thorough Package Scan; This option may be needed with
              some old Debian 1.1/1.2 discs that have Package files in
              strange places. It takes much longer to scan the CD but
              will pick them all up.

          -n, --just-print, --recon, --no-act
              No Changes; Do not change the sources.list(5) file and
              do not write index files. Everything is still checked
              however. Configuration Item: APT::CDROM::NoAct.

          -h, --help
              Show a short usage summary.

          -v, --version
              Show the program version.

          -c, --config-file
              Configuration File; Specify a configuration file to use.
              The program will read the default configuration file and
              then this configuration file. If configuration settings
              need to be set before the default configuration files
              are parsed specify a file with the APT_CONFIG
              environment variable. See apt.conf(5) for syntax

          -o, --option
              Set a Configuration Option; This will set an arbitrary
              configuration option. The syntax is -o Foo::Bar=bar.  -o
              and --option can be used multiple times to set different

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          apt.conf(5), apt-get(8), sources.list(5)

          apt-cdrom returns zero on normal operation, decimal 100 on

          m[blue]APT bug pagem[][1]. If you wish to report a bug in
          APT, please see /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt or
          the reportbug(1) command.

          Jason Gunthorpe

          APT team

           1. APT bug page

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