apt-cdrom − APT CDROM management utility
apt−cdrom [−hvrmfan] [−d=cdrom mount point] [−o=config string] [−c=file] [[add] | [ident]]
apt−cdrom is used to add a new CDROM to APTs 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
It is necessary to use apt−cdrom to add CDs to the APT system, it cannot be done by hand. Furthermore
each disk 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 CDROM device, prompt for a disk
to be inserted and then procceed 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 CDROM ID to track which disc is currently in the drive and maintains a database of these
IDs in /var/lib/apt/cdroms.list
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 variations.
Mount point; specify the location to mount the cdrom. This mount point must be listed in /etc/fstab
and properly configured. Configuration Item: Acquire::cdrom::mount.
Rename a disc; change the label of a disk or override the disks given label. This option will cause
apt−cdrom to prompt for a new label. Configuration Item: APT::CDROM::Rename.
No mounting; prevent apt−cdrom from mounting and unmounting the mount point. Configuration
Fast Copy; Assume the package files are valid and do not check every package.