Installing .deb packages with apt-get

Christofer C. Bell christofer.c.bell at
Mon May 21 20:01:23 UTC 2007

On 5/21/07, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> wrote:
> It never asked me if I'm sure. I'm certain of that. And a bit
> disturbed, which is why I started this thread. As can be seen by my
> history grep kde, I did not enable the -y flag.
> If I find that this is reproducable when installing other software,
> I'll file a bug.

While I can't explain the behavior you are describing, apt-get install
will not prompt you for a Y/N confirmation if you are installing a
single physical package.  The confirmation was given on the command
line when you hit ENTER.  It is only when apt-get install is
fulfilling dependancy requirements (and thus installing mutiple
physical package at once) that you will be prompted for a Y/N


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