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install_packages(8) System Manager's Manual install_packages(8)

NAME

install_packages - install FAI configured packages

SYNOPSIS

install_packages

DESCRIPTION

This command is only called internally by FAI and not directly by the user.
install_packages is a Perl script written for FAI to selectively install, hold, remove, or purge packages or tasks. Its function is to parse the package_config files based on the class definitions of the client. For example, if the client belonged to the SMTPSERVER class, install_packages would parse ../package_config/SMTPSERVER for instructions on what packages to install, hold, remove, or purge.

OPTIONS

-d
Only download packages instead of installing them. Variable $aptoptions must be set.
-h
Show help, version and summary of options.
-H
Show list of all available commands for the file in package_config.
-l
Print only the list of all packages that would be installed, then exit.
-L
Print the list of all packages with version number that would be installed, then exit.
-m MAX
Install only MAX packages at a time. Same as setting the shell environment variable MAXPACKAGES.
-n
Dry run. Do not execute installation commands, just print them.
-N
Do not check package names whether they are valid and remove unknown packages from the list. You can also set the variable FAI_DISABLE_PACKAGE_NAME_CHECK to 1.
-p DIRECTORY
Read the configuration files from DIRECTORY instead of $FAI/packages_config.
-s
Download source of binary packages that are installed. Currently supported only for apt-get/aptitude based installations.
-v
Be verbose.

NOTES

install_packages expects to find the FAI_ROOT directory, the location of class definitions, package configurations, and custom install scripts, somewhere in the filesystem.

SEE ALSO

apt(1), aptitude(8), apt-get(8), dpkg(8), tasksel(1)
This program is part of FAI (Fully Automatic Installation). See the FAI manual for more information on how to use install_packages. The FAI homepage is https://fai-project.org.

FILES

/srv/fai/config/package_config/
The FAI package configuration directory.

AUTHOR

Thomas Lange <lange@informatik.uni-koeln.de>
April 2018 FAI 5.6