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I am trying to automate (by using a bash script) the installation of packages for LDAP authentication. However, the script is being interrupted by the ldap-auth-config dialog. Is there a way to avoid this?

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You can disable the interactive portion with:

export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive

Then run your apt-get:

apt-get -q -y install libnss-ldapd
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