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Re: Bug#177272: apt: should respect DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive

On Sun, 19 Jan 2003, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> Perhaps.  Do you have any suggestions on how the call to 
>   /usr/lib/dpkg/methods/apt/install /var/lib/dpkg
> 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.

'apt-get dselect-upgrade' with some fancy wrappers to print lots of
verbage in the case of error is all that script does
> What do you mean?  My patches changes the two prompts I am currently
> seing to understand DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive, and use the

The apt-get program will still query the user in many cases unless you use
--force-yes which should not be done without prior examination of the
apt-get output.


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