rinse(8) 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/lib/rinse/$distro
Misc Options:
--cache Should we use a local cache? (Default is 1)
--cache-dir Specify the directory we should use for the cache.
--clean-cache Clean our cache of .rpm files, then exit.
--config Specify a different configuration file.
(Default is /etc/rinse/rinse.conf)
--pkgs-dir Specify a different directory containing
<distribution>.packages files.
--mirror Specify the URL of the mirror.
(Default is to read it from /etc/rinse/rinse.conf)
--list-distributions Show installable distributions.
--print-uris Only show the RPMs which should be downloaded.
default files in /usr/lib/rinse/$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 /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 /proc, 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 aren't
 really any outstanding issues.


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.