drblsrv(8) program to make a DRBL server


drblsrv [{-f | --force-yes}] [{-i | --install}] [{-u | --uninstall}] [{-v | --verbose}] [{-t | --testing} {y | n}] [{-a | --unstable} {y | n}] [{-n | --netinstall} {y | n}] [{-m | --smp-client} {y | n}] [{-x | --set-proxy} {y | n}] [{-c | --console-output} {y | n}] [{-g | --upgrade_system} {y | n}] [{-k | --client_archi} {0 | 1 | 2}] [{-o | --client_kernel_from} {1 | 2}] [{-s | --skip-select-repository}] [{-l | --language} {0 | 1 | 2}]
drblsrv [{-h | --help} | {-v | --version}]



is a program to build or maintain a DRBL server.


The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-f, --force-yes

force yes, only for Debian-like distribution. It should not be used except in very special situations. Using force-yes can potentially destroy your system!

-i, --install

install DRBL.

-u, --uninstall

uninstall DRBL.

-v, --verbose

verbose mode.

-t [y/n], --testing [y/n]

use packages in testing branch or not.

-a [y/n], --unstable [y/n]

use packages in unstable branch or not.

-n [y/n], --netinstall [y/n]

install the network installation program or not.

-m [y/n], --smp-client [y/n]

use SMP kernel for DRBL clients or not.

-x [y/n], --set-proxy [y/n]

set proxy or not.

-c [y/n], --console-output [y/n]

set console output for client or not.

-g [y/n], --upgrade_system [y/n]

upgrade system or not.

-k [0|1|2], --client_archi [0|1|2]

set the client's CPU arch, 0 for i386, 1 for i586, 2 for same level with DRBL server (for x86_64, use 2).

-o [1|2], --client_kernel_from [1|2]

choose client's kernel image from, 1 from DRBL server running kernel (if available), 2 from ayo repository.

-s, --skip-select-repository

skip the question for selecting repository.

-l [N], --language [N]

Set the language to be shown, where N: 0: English, 1: Traditional Chinese (Big5) - Taiwan, 2: Traditional Chinese (UTF-8, Unicode) - Taiwan.

-h, --help

Show summary of options.

-v, --version

Show version of program.



The system-wide configuration file to control the behaviour of drblsrv. See drbl.conf(5) for further details.


The per-user configuration file to control the behaviour of drblsrv. See drbl.conf(5) for further details.



If used, the defined path is used to access each of drbl's routine scripts.


The following diagnostics may be issued on stderr:

Any error messages worth to be reported in this manpage?

If so, they should be documented here.

drblsrv provides some return codes, that can be used in scripts:

0 Program exited successfully.
1 is such documentation useful? If no, erase it.


The program is currently limited to only work with ... [some known bugs?]


Georges Khaznadar <[email protected]>

Wrote this manpage for the Debian system, based on the output of the command "drblsrv -h".

Steven Shiau <[email protected]>

Wrote the command drblsrv, including its short documentation.


Copyright © 2011 Georges Khaznadar

This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.