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fai-make-nfsroot - create the FAI nfsroot directory

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NAME

fai-make-nfsroot - create the FAI nfsroot directory

SYNOPSIS

fai-make-nfsroot [options]

DESCRIPTION

Create the FAI nfsroot directory as pointed by $NFSROOT in the config_file. This directory is necessary for the installation of Debian on remote clients using the FAI package. The config_file location is discussed in the OPTIONS below.
 
The exit code returned is 0 if all commands to build the root directory exited successfully and >0 if an error occurs.

OPTIONS

-a
Adjust a generic nfsroot. Add resolv.conf, add host entries, set the root password.
-B BASETGZ
Use specified BASETGZ file as base.tgz (or base.tar.gz, base.tar.xz, base.txz) for the nfsroot. This avoids calling debootstrap and therefore reduces the buildtime for the nfsroot.
-C CFDIR
Use CFDIR as configuration directory. Default is /etc/fai. You can also set the environment variable FAI_ETC_DIR.
-f
Force overwriting an existing nfsroot. By default fai-make-nfsroot aborts if the configuration variable NFSROOT points to a directory which already exists. To force overwriting (and therefore rebuilding) the existing nfsroot use this option. This option is supported starting with FAI 4.0. Note: To update and therefore preserve an existing nfsroot see option -k.
-g
Create a generic nfsroot. Remove most install server specific data from nfsroot. See also -a.
-K
Remove all kernels from NFSROOT. This is the same as calling aptitude purge ~nlinux-image inside the nfsroot.
-k
Install additional packages defined in /etc/fai/NFSROOT into the nfsroot. Also copies all kernels from the nfsroot to the directory $TFTPROOT. You can use this option, to upgrade all packages inside the nfsroot.
-p
Preserve ssh configs including the keys of the root account. This will not preserve the ssh host keys inside the nfsroot.
-v
Create verbose output on stdout.
-h
Show simple help.
-z
Use gzip for compressing the base.tar file. Default is to use xz.
 

NOTES

If you do not use NFS, you may still use the NFSROOT directory as a staging point for building the base installation tarball.
 

SEE ALSO

exports(5), nfsd(8), fai-setup(8)
 
This program is part of FAI (Fully Automatic Installation). See the FAI manual for more information on how to use fai-make-nfsroot. The FAI homepage is https://fai-project.org.

FILES

/etc/fai/fai.conf
The FAI configuration file.
/etc/fai/nfsroot.conf
The configuration file for fai-make-nfsroot.
/etc/fai/nfsroot-hooks/
Directory containing shell scripts to be sourced at the end of fai-make-nfsroot for additional configuration of the nfsroot. Can be changed with NFSROOT_HOOKS.
/etc/fai/apt/sources.list
Copy this file to the NFSROOT.
/etc/fai/apt/keys/*.asc
Repository keys in .asc format found here will be installed into the NFSROOT.
/var/log/fai/variables
The script will write the values of FAI_VERSION and NFSROOT to this file.
 

AUTHOR

Thomas Lange <lange@informatik.uni-koeln.de>
April 2015 FAI 5