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Re: Ubuntu noninteractive aptitude mysql install

On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 09:42:57AM -0700, Chad Woolley <thewoolleyman@gmail.com> was heard to say:
> When scripting an aptitude install of mysql on ubuntu, how can I avoid
> blocking at aptitude's interactive root password prompt?

  aptitude doesn't prompt for a root password at the command line.

> I tried the following, but it doesn't work on when I run it on a clean
> EC2 image:
> http://github.com/thewoolleyman/rails/blob/master/ci/setup_rails_dependencies.rb#L26
> Maddeningly, it works fine when I immediately do the same thing again.

  You're becoming root like this:

    $ run "sudo su -c 'echo \"#{pw_file}\" > /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat'"

  It sounds like you're getting a prompt from sudo?


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