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Re: debootstrap and interactive postinst scripts



On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 03:03:30PM +0100, Richard Hirst wrote:
> I have a problem with this; my gcc-3.0-base.deb has a postinst
> with a "read foo" in it, and a first line of "#!/bin/sh -e".
> That -e causes the script to exit with code 1 when the read
> fails (which it does, when directed from /dev/null).  That
> causes the postinst to fail, and debootstrap never manages
> to get all packages configured.

Check for DEBIAN_FRONTEND=Noninteractive, and don't prompt if it's set
like that.

Cheers,
aj

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