LTSP | LTSP Build Client30 Mar 2010
The ltsp-build-client command will download a complete Debian filesystem into
/opt/ltsp/i386 (or specify an alternate location with
--base) and install the ltsp-client and ldm (LTSP Display Manager) packages. As such, you will probably only run this command the first time you install LTSP5.
You should move
/opt/ltsp_old before you start.
You should see the man page appropriate for your system, but the Debian Lenny man page current states:
ltsp-build-client(8) ltsp-build-client(8) NAME ltsp-build-client - Builds an LTSP client system for use with the LTSP server SYNOPSIS ltsp-build-client <options> DESCRIPTION ltsp-build-client builds an ltsp client chroot using standard packages for use with the ltsp server. This chroot installation can be modified in a number of ways as outlined in the OPTIONS section. If present, defaults will be read from the configuration file /etc/ltsp/ltsp-build-client.conf, and will be overridden by using the command line options. ltsp-build-client is usually run as the root user. Visit http://www.ltsp.org for more information. OPTIONS Not all options are available on all installations. For a complete list of available options, use the --help and --extra-help options. --arch arch Builds a chroot with the specified architecture. Must be a supported architecture of the distribution, and compatible with the host architecture. Defaults vary by distribution. --base dir Sets the default path for the ltsp chroots to be installed into. Defaults to /opt/ltsp/. --chroot file Sets the default name for the ltsp chroot. Defaults to the architecture selected with --arch or the running architecture. --conf file Load configuration defaults from specified file. See CONFIG FILE below for more information. --dist distribution Distribution : Sets the distribution to be installed in the client chroot. Defaults to the running distribution. --extra-help Displays all available commandline options. --help Displays the ltsp-build-client help message. --mirror mirror_url Select the mirror to download packages from. file:/// and http:// URLs are supported. CONFIG FILE ltsp-build-client will read a configuration file to override built-in defaults. the default location for this configuration file is /etc/ltsp/ltsp-build-client.conf, and can be specified with the --conf commandline option. values are NAME="VALUE" pairs, with # representing commented lines. most commandline options have an equivalent. an example Debian based system with an alternate base location, architecture, and distribution: # set alternate default location for ltsp chroot (--base) BASE="/srv/ltsp" # build an amd64 chroot by default (--arch) ARCH="amd64" # build a Debian sid environment (--dist) DIST="sid" SEE ALSO ltsp-update-sshkeys(8), ltsp-update-kernels(8). AVAILABILITY ltsp-build-client is part of ltsp package and the latest versions are available in source form from https://launchpad.net/products/ltsp. MAN PAGE AUTHOR Peter Savage updated 2006, 2009 by Vagrant Cascadian