How to automatically apt-get?

Josef Wolf jw at
Tue Sep 25 20:28:06 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 09:55:20PM +0200, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 21:38 +0200, Josef Wolf wrote:
> >  Neither the
> > DEBIAN_FRONTEND="noninteractive" setting nor the '--yes' option seem
> > to help.
> As the man page says under "noninteractive", you probably need to
> prepopulate the debconf database:
> "If you are using this front-end, and require non-default answers to
> questions, you will need to pre-populate the debconf database; see the
> section below on Unattended Package Installation for more details."
> And there:
> "Unattended Package Installation:
> If you have many machines to manage you will sometimes find yourself in
> the position of needing to perform an unattended installation or upgrade
> of packages on many systems, when the default answers to some
> configuration questions are not acceptable. There are many ways to
> approach this; all involve setting up a database and making debconf use
> it to get the answers you want. You should really read debconf.conf(5)
> before this section, as you need to understand how debconf's databases
> work. [Etc.]"

Thanks for your continous efforts, Mario!  Where did you find this
section?  I would like to read the whole page but I can't find it in
my man pages (on feisty).  Do I need to install some special package
to get this documentation?

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