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rinse - RPM Installation Entity.



  rinse [options]

  Help Options:
   --help     Show help information.
   --manual   Read the manual for this script.
   --version  Show the version information and exit.

  Mandatory Options:

   --arch         Specify the architecture to install.
   --directory    The directory to install the distribution within.
   --distribution The distribution to install.

  Customization Options:

   --add-pkg-list        Additional packages to download and install

   --after-post-install  Additionally run the specified script after
                         the post install script.
   --before-post-install Additionally run the specified script before
                         the post install script.
   --post-install        Run the given post-install script instead of the
                         default files in /usr/local/lib/rinse/$distro

  Misc Options:

   --cache               Should we use a local cache?  (Default is 1)
   --cache-dir           Specify the directory we should use for the cache.
   --clean-cache         Clean our cache of .rpm files, then exit.
   --config              Specify a different configuration file.
                         (Default is /usr/local/etc/rinse/rinse.conf)
   --pkgs-dir            Specify a different directory containing
                         <distribution>.packages files.
   --mirror              Specify the URL of the mirror.
                         (Default is to read it from /usr/local/etc/rinse/rinse.conf)
   --list-distributions  Show installable distributions.
   --print-uris          Only show the RPMs which should be downloaded.
                         default files in /usr/local/lib/rinse/$distro
   --verbose             Enable verbose output.


--arch Specify the architecture to install. Valid choices are ’amd64’ and ’i386’ only.
--add-pkg-list Add a list of additional packages.
--cache Specify whether to cache packages (1) or not (0).
--cache-dir Specify the directory we should use for the cache.
--clean-cache Remove all cached .rpm files.
--directory Specify the directory into which the distribution should be installed.
--distribution Specify the distribution to be installed.
--help Show help information.
--mirror Specify the URL of the mirror. Normally this is read from /usr/local/etc/rinse/rinse.conf.
--list-distributions Show the distributions which are installable.
--manual Read the manual for this script.
--print-uris Only show the files we would download, don’t actually do so.
--verbose Enable verbose output.
--version Show the version number and exit.


  rinse is a simple script which is designed to be able to install
 a minimal working installation of an RPM-based distribution into
 a directory.

  The tool is analogous to the standard Debian GNU/Linux debootstrap


  To use this script you will need to be root.  This is required
 to mount /linprocfs, run chroot, and more.

  Basic usage is as simple as:

   rinse --distribution fedora-core-6 --directory /tmp/test

  This will download the required RPM files and unpack them into
 a minimal installation of Fedora Core 6.

  To see which RPM files would be downloaded, without actually
 performing an installation or downloading anything, then you
 may run the following:

   rinse --distribution fedora-core-6 --print-uris


  Short of supporting more distributions or architectures there arent
 really any outstanding issues.


 Thomas Lange
 Steve Kemp


Copyright (c) 2011-2014 by Thomas Lange. All rights reserved.

Copyright (c) 2007-2010 by Steve Kemp. All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. The LICENSE file contains the full text of the license.

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