How to automatically apt-get?

Josef Wolf jw at
Tue Sep 25 19:38:51 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 12:05:21PM -0400, Matt Morgan wrote:
> What problems have arisen in the recent past (I'm looking for
> examples) with unattended upgrades in Ubuntu?

Well, I started this thread because I experience such a problem: if an
upgraded package wants to install a modified config file which you also
modified locally, then apt-get hangs undefinitley because dpkg waits
for input that will never come.  Neither the
DEBIAN_FRONTEND="noninteractive" setting nor the '--yes' option seem
to help.

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