Bug#177272: apt: should respect DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive
> If you think base-config should not be prompting then it probably
> should be patched to call apt-get directly.
Perhaps. Do you have any suggestions on how the call to
should be changed to call apt-get directly? At the moment it will
fetch and install the packages currently marked for installation.
I've not found any other way to do this.
> Your patch does not include any options to make apt-get
> non-interactive (which would be insanely dangerous) so it's mostly
> ineffective IMO.
What do you mean? My patches changes the two prompts I am currently
seing to understand DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive, and use the
default value instead of prompting. The only problem I see with my
patch is how I am supposed to set DEBIAN_FRONTEND within
base-installer during installation, but I'm sure I'll find a solution
to this problem.