I am setting up a bash script to automate the building of a lamp environment. Getting tons of debconf messages unless term is set to. Reads from a file if a filename is given, otherwise from stdin. Id like to know in common how to use the results of debconfshow with debconf set selections to precvonfigure deb packages with the command line or within a shell script. In the rpm world, packages arent allowed to ask questions during installation, and there is no equivalent to debconf, and no equivalent to debconfgetselections if you want to restore a systems configuration, you need to save all the system configuration files, typically by backing up etc and this. After postfix manual installation i use debconfgetselections like below but get zero output. To dump the debconf database of the debianinstaller, from. This answer below suggests a possible solution that might work for ubuntu. Output the current debconf database in a format understandable by debconfsetselections. Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. You can find all possible actions in the debian packaging manual. Apr 29, 2014 echo debconf debconffrontend select dialog debconfsetselections or by using. The package debconf needs to be reinstalled, but i.
Debian configuration management system cimplementation. How to configure the mysql apt repo on ubuntu, on a noninteractive shell. Installing iptablespersistent on ubuntu without manual input iptablespersistent no input. Automate postfix instalaltion with debconf set selections. I then saw that some people have suggested using debconfsetselections, and i tried looking into that i installed the debconfutils package and then ran debconfgetselections i then saw all the options there, but now im wondering if there is a way to use debconfsetselections without having to use a file that sets all of the settings. After i install percona server on my machine root password is located in several cache files. Silent package installation and debconf if you have worked on deploying packages via aptget, you are probably familiar with a couple of forms of interruption during the package installation and upgrade process. Well cover install mysql noninteractively no prompts, useful for scripting installs. How to use debcondf show results with debconfsetselections. How to check debconf selections of a noninstalled package. Installation of postfix and dovecot mail server on ubuntu and postfix will. There is a rarelyused command named debconf, documented in debconf1 debconf provides a consistent interface for configuring packages, allowing you to choose from several user interface frontends.
For a debconf overview and documentation for sysadmins, see debconf7 in the debconfdoc package. This module uses programs provided by the debianubuntu debconf package. This script is executed directly after installation, before shutdown. Then i can query the key names using debconfgetselections. Performing an automated ubuntu install using preseeding. It is developed for the debian gnulinux distribution, and is closely integrated with debians package management system, dpkg when packages are being installed, debconf asks the user questions which determine the contents of the systemwide configuration files associated with that. How to preconfigure package using debconfset selections. An alternative method is to do a manual installation and then, after rebooting, use the debconfgetselections from the debconfutils package to dump both the. The preseed example file provided by debian should be enought to start but you can find a lot of other preseed files provided by different people for different purposes on the same wiki page.
Apt get tutorial manage packages on ubuntudebian binarytides. Output the current debconf database in a format understandable by debconfset selections. If you prefer using a gui to install apps in debian and debianbased systems ubuntu, mint, etc synaptic would make it worthwhile. Do not work off a debconf get selections installer generated g but get the values from it and modify the example preseed file with them. Id like to know in common how to use the results of debconf show with debconf set selections to precvonfigure deb packages with the command line or within a shell script. Use debconfshow or debconfgetselections to find out about valid debconf. But the problem is that i have to set an empty password for mysql and it still asks for the password during installation even with the lines typed before. Install manually the first time, then use debconfgetselections grep libdvdpkg to see what debian confirm uses. After postfix manual installation i use debconf get selections like below but get zero output. In the rpm world, packages arent allowed to ask questions during installation, and there is no equivalent to debconf, and no equivalent to debconfgetselections. Apt simplifies the process of managing software on unixlike computer systems by automating the. How to list all installed packages using aptget command on ubuntu or. Getting tons of debconf messages unless term is set to linux. Its the actual preseed we use, with some specifics removed.
For example, to reconfigure debconf with the dialog frontend, you simply run. To dump the debconf database of the debianinstaller, from varloginstallercdebconf, use the installer parameter. Each question will be marked as seen to prevent debconf from asking the question interactively. The caller may also interact with the progress bar itself using the debconf protocol if it so desires.
I then saw that some people have suggested using debconf set selections, and i tried looking into that i installed the debconf utils package and then ran debconf get selections i then saw all the options there, but now im wondering if there is a way to use debconf set selections without having to use a file that sets all of the settings. Im trying to find the available debconf configuration options which keyvalue pairs the package supports and if possible a description of each of some noninstalled packages, like ufw, but i havent found a way with debconf binaries to check them out. And if you have ubuntu unattended upgrades, you can make the confdef. Installing mysql with debconf learn how to install mysql 5. Were using an ubuntu server here, but this should work for debian as well. I have a problem with debconfsetselections command. Do not work off a debconfgetselections installer generated. Enterpriseworkstationautoinstallpreseed ubuntu wiki.
It is developed for the debian gnulinux distribution, and is closely integrated with debians package management system, dpkg. Instead of purging all question of a particular package you can try. Apr 30, 2015 installing mysql with debconf learn how to install mysql 5. If you have worked on deploying packages via apt get, you are probably familiar with a couple of forms of interruption during the package installation and upgrade process. How to get list of installed packages on ubuntu debian linux. While motivated to have my ubuntu kickstart working i found the resolution. What values from debconfgetselections should not be preseeded. Find out how to perform an automated ubuntu install using preseeding by learning the variables and settings necessary for a basic preseed configuration. There is a rarelyused command named debconf, documented in debconf 1 debconf provides a consistent interface for configuring packages, allowing you to choose from several user interface frontends. You need to skip that and use just bare debconfgetselection to get the list for debconfsetselection. Foobarwidget changed the title getting tons of debconf messages getting tons of debconf messages unless term is set to linux may 1, 2014. Then debconfgetselections installer will provide the answers concerning.
Automate postfix instalaltion with debconfsetselections. You have searched for packages that names contain debconf in all suites, all sections, and all architectures. Installing iptablespersistent on ubuntu without manual. Silent package installation and debconf fabian lee. Im currently trying to automate my postfix installation and most things work really. But the debian project likes the name so much that it uses it give or take a capital c for the system used to configure debian packages. If i run aptget install or upgrade, i get the following error e. After that, put the result in a script and execute debconfsetselections before installing the package. There is also a debconfgetselections, which is part of the debconfutils package, that displays the stored answers in the debconf database.
This will show the use of debconf set selections and debconf get selections to configure mysql setting that might normally be prompted for during installation. Getting tons of debconf messages is not a bad thing. That install option for debconfgetselection does not work. Just as the conference is central to the social aspects of debian. Bruce byfield debconf is best known as an annual gathering of debian developers. Its not very easy to find information on how to adjust debconf settings after a package has been installed and configured. Automating just exim4 configuration with debconfset. This is a full preseed file that will install a ubuntu desktop. I am using debconfsetselections to set options before installing mysql, phpmyadmin, etc it works mainly great. This will show the use of debconfsetselections and debconfgetselections to configure mysql setting that might normally be prompted for during installation.
Ubuntu core developers mail archive please consider filing a bug or asking a question via launchpad before contacting the maintainer directly. On the other hand, an automated installation using debianinstaller can adapt to the. Found 35 matching packages exact hits package debconf. Most of the information out there is for debian developers wanting to add support for debconf in their maintainer scripts i ran into the problem of being unable to change a packages configuration options through dpkgreconfigure and i found the following commands to do. How to install debconfutils on debian 8 jessie install debconfutils. Its the easiest gui tool to install and remove software from your debianubuntu system. The main way to discover all of the available preseeding options is to use debconfgetselections. Do not work off a debconfgetselections installer generated g but get the values from it and modify the example preseed file with them. How to install synaptic package manager in ubuntu linux. Advanced package tool, or apt, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on debian, ubuntu and other linux distributions. I tried to install docker on my raspbian install and accidentally broke aptget. How to install synaptic package manager in ubuntu linux dev. How to preconfigure package using debconfsetselections. Trying to collect preseeding entries for postfix unattended installation.1123 1079 273 1142 666 909 778 33 1493 995 304 495 351 1460 1449 600 788 1278 1136 1387 28 1420 682 623 503 360 183 792 1409 310 883 401 1227 1160 575 861 1299 203 1121 47