Langue: en

Version: 2007-08-11 (mandriva - 22/10/07)

Section: 8 (Commandes administrateur)


urpmi.addmedia - adds a new rpm media to be used by urpmi


     urpmi.addmedia [options] <name> <url>


urpmi.addmedia is used to add a new media to be used by urpmi, so it can find new rpms at the specified location. Currently supported media types are: local drives, removable drives (such as CDs), and networked media via different protocols (http, ftp, ssh and rsync). One of the following modes must be chosen:
urpmi.addmedia [options] <name> http://<login>:<pass>@<host>/<path>
where <name> is a human-readable name for the new media (e.g. ``updates''). <name> is optional if --distrib is given in the options list. <host>/<path> is the location of the media directory on the net (e.g. "media/main"). <relative path of hdlist> is the pathname where to find the hdlist of the rpms. The location is given relative to <path>. curl is used by default to download files, wget may be used if curl is not installed or if or --wget is given in options. Example:
     urpmi.addmedia http http://jpackage.sf.net/rpm/free
urpmi.addmedia [options] <name> ftp://<login>:<pass>@<host>/<path>
The same as for http. Add your login and password if required (note that you don't need to specify anonymous as login for anonymous access ftp servers). If wget is used to download files with a firewall you may have to ensure that the passive_ftp option is on in /etc/wgetrc (that's usually the default). Example:
     urpmi.addmedia ftp ftp://a:a@leia//export/media/main
urpmi.addmedia [options] <name> ssh://<login>@<host>/<path>
The same as for http and ftp; add your login and password if required. You may want to export the public key in order not to have to type your password. rsync over an ssh connection will be used to get files. urpmi will try to re-use the same ssh connection over multiple invocations.


     urpmi.addmedia -h ssh ssh://fpons@bi/c/i586/media/main
urpmi.addmedia [options] <name> rsync://<login>@<host>:<port>/<path>
The same as for http; you can use the <host>::<path> syntax too. Example:
     urpmi.addmedia rsync rsync://ftp.orst.edu::mandrake-devel/contrib/ppc
urpmi.addmedia [options] <name> file://<path>
where <name> is a human-readable name for the new media (e.g. ``local updates''). <path> is the location of the media directory on your machine (e.g. "media/main").
urpmi.addmedia [options] <name> removable://<path>
<path> is the location of the media directory on your machine when the removable device is mounted. This works for removable drives, but also for ISO images mounted on a loop device. urpmi will then be able to re-mount the ISO image to the specified path (but the ISO image must be mounted when you run "urpmi.addmedia").


Use wget only for downloading distant files. By default curl is used if available.
Use curl only for downloading distant files. This is the default if curl is available.
--curl-options 'options'
--rsync-options 'options'
--wget-options 'options'
Specify additional command-line options to be passed to curl, rsync or wget when retrieving files. If several options are to be passed, separate them with spaces and enclose them in quotes.

Note that the rsync options will also be used for ssh media.

--limit-rate rate
Try to limit the download speed, rate is given in bytes/sec. This option is not active by default.
--proxy proxyhost[:port|1080]
Use specified HTTP proxy.
--proxy-user user:password
Use specified user and password to use for proxy authentication. Specifying --proxy-user=ask will cause "urpmi.addmedia" to prompt for a username and a password.
Adds a media which will be taken into account by MandrivaUpdate or by "urpmi --update" when looking for updates.
Use synthesis file.
Use hdlist file.
Use rpm files (instead of synthesis/hdlist).
Retrieve a set of media from a distribution. Typically, the URL provided to "urpmi.addmedia" will represent the parent directory of a directory media, which in turn will contain various subdirectories for each medium of the distribution. <name> is combined with medium names found to create newer medium names in the urpmi database.
This option is to be used with --distrib. With it, "urpmi.addmedia" will ask for confirmation for each media it finds for the specified distribution.
This option is to be used with --distrib. With it, "urpmi.addmedia" will attempt to add all media it finds. By default, it won't add media containing source rpms, or media corresponding to supplementary CD-ROMs on distributions.
--urpmi-root directory
Use the file system tree rooted for urpmi database and rpm install. Contrary to --root, the urpmi configuration comes from the rooted tree.
If the urpmi or rpm db is busy, wait until it is available
--from url
Use specified URL for list of mirrors. The default is taken from the file /etc/urpmi/mirror.config, or http://www.mandrivalinux.com/mirrorsfull.list if this file doesn't exist.
Creates a virtual medium. This only works for "file://" and "removable://" protocols, and no files will be created in /var/lib/urpmi. The medium is always up-to-date and so it does not need to be updated by "urpmi.update".
Add the new media in the urpmi configuration file, but don't update it nor proceed to any download. The media, to be usable, will need to be updated with "urpmi.update"; it's ignored until then.
Don't import pubkey of added media.
Clean headers cache directory in /var/cache/urpmi/headers.


Beginning with urpmi 4.6.16, you can use variables in media URLs (for example /mnt/mirror/$RELEASE/$ARCH/media/main). The variables supported so far are:
The architecture (if found in /etc/release).
The OS release (if found in /etc/release; its value should be cooker on a Mandriva cooker system.)
The canonical hostname of the machine urpmi runs on.


urpmi(8), urpmi.update(8), urpmi.removemedia(8), urpmf(8), urpmq(8), urpmi.files(5).


Pascal Rigaux <pixel@mandriva.com> (original author and current maintainer), Francois Pons, Rafael Garcia-Suarez