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
Download packages from architecture ARCH. If not specified, use
native architecture of host.
-B Do not add packages included in base.tgz and packages defined in
make-fai-nfsroot.conf to the mirror. By default all these
packages are included in the mirror.
Use CFDIR as the configuration directory. Default is /etc/fai.
You can also set the environment variable FAI_ETC_DIR.
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
Exclude these classes. Do not add the packages of these classes
to the mirror.
-p Preserve existing sources.list. NOT YET IMPLEMENTED.
-v Create verbose output.
# fai-mirror -v /files/scratch/mirror
Creates a partial mirror in the directory /files/scratch/mirror using
# 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/debmirrir-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
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 http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai.
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 FAI_CONFIGDIR.
The list of packages included in base.tgz inside the nfsroot.
Additional packages that were added to the nfsroot by the
configuration file /etc/fai/NFSROOT.
Thomas Lange <email@example.com>