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how to install a .bin file in silent mode?

I am learning to use SaltStack for deploying softwares over several hosts. I need to install a .bin file on a remote host. However, during the installation there are several interactions. Are there ...
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How can I accept the Lience agreement for steam prior to apt-get install?

I'm currently fiddling around with using ansible to setup my machine with my chosen configuration/apps etc... I've hit a stumbling block with steam and it's licence agreement. I've been trying to use ...
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Running sudo apt-get upgrade gives error [duplicate]

After running sudo apt-get upgrade I got the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gnome-user-guide : Depends: yelp (>= 3) but it is not installed lintian : Depends: ...
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Looking for info on debconf-set-selections/pre-configuration/pre-seeding specs format

The output of debconf-get-selection, once the comment and blank lines are filtered out, consists of records (i.e. rows) of 4 (or sometimes 3) whitespace-separated fields. For example1: d-i ...
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Installing a Package that asks debconf questions doesn't work with the Software-Center

I am building an automatic configure Package for our environment and it has to ask a few debconf questions when installing. Until Ubuntu 13.10 it was no problem installing it via the GUI but since ...
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debconf: unable to initialize frontend:

I'm trying to (unsuccessully) correct the timezone on my system: root@102c5d7bfc0d:/# dpkg-reconfigure tzdata debconf: unable to initialize frontend: debconf: (Can't locate Debconf/FrontEnd/.pm in ...
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debconf hanged on 13.04 to 13.10 upgrade path to Tahr

I was notified of a difference in /etc/default/grub, so I clicked "Run a shell to examine the situation". But the debconf windows turned dimmed and no terminal opened. What can I do? I'm stuck there, ...
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DEB package: Shell script with debconf does not show input dialog

The following config script inside control.tar.gz #!/bin/sh -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule db_fset mailadmin/database_host seen false db_clear db_purge db_input medium mailadmin/database_host ...
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What is DebConf on Magic?

It displays a message in the message tray saying "DebConf on magic is ready". On clicking the message, a blank window opens with title "DebConf on Magic" and after 2-4 sec it gets closed. I have just ...
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Debconf got a corrupted perl script. How to reinstall it?

I got some power issues at home and got a bunch of files in my computer corrupted. I could fix most of them, but one that's bugging me is a debconf script. Everytime I try to install something I get ...
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unable to access dash after uninstalling google chrome

After i removed the package google chrome through command sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable. I couldnot access dash. I tried sudo apt-get install unity-scope-home command, but it gives me ...
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How to use debcondf Show results with debconf-set-selections?

I'd like to know in common how to use the results of debconf-show with debconf set selections to precvonfigure deb packages with teh command line or within a shell script For example If I use sudo ...
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Why is $0 set to -bash?

First login process name seems to be set to -bash, but if I subshell then it becomes bash. for example: root@nowere:~# echo $0 -bash root@nowere:~# bash root@nowere:~# echo $0 bash -bash is ...
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Is there deb packages that display license agreement?

Could you please list some deb packages that show license agreement and ask to accept it? I would like to learn their internals.
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How can I prevent apt-get/aptitude from showing dialogs during installation?

I'm trying to build an Ansible Playbook to deploy some Ubuntu 12.04 servers on Linode, but my problem seems to be an Ubuntu one. When I run different combinations of apt-get or aptitude I always get ...
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Where should I place templates and config file in debian hierarchy

I am writing a debian binary package for my application (foo). The postinst (post install) script wants to ask the user few questions and get the answers as well. I am trying to achieve this using ...
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Is it possible to download a bash script and execute it from a preseed file?

I'd like to do a untended installation iso. So I generated a preeseed file to run trough the installer automatically. But I miss the clue. Is it possible to download a bash script with wget and run it ...
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How to set grub install device non-interactively

I'm writing a bash script that runs on a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 and installs a bunch of packages non-interactively. The problem is that grub reports the following error when I run apt-get ...
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Debconf errors when configuring mysql-server

When I try to run sudo apt-get upgrade I get the error below. I also get similar error when running sudo reconfigure postfix, which I relly need to run since outgoing e-mail is not working any more. ...
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Filesystem owner changed by mistake

I ran this command on my ubuntu 12.04 by mistake: chown someuser / -R On RHEL it would be fixed by this command: rpm --setugids -a Is there anyway to fix it in ubuntu server?
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Unattended grub configuration after kernel upgrade

Today I have been working on automatic deployment of an ubuntu server. I got stuck on automatic updating of the server using apt-get upgrade trying to upgrade to a new kernel. The log looks like this: ...
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I can't reinstall packages [closed]

debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable Setting up debconf (1.5.42ubuntu1) ... locale: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: ...
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Which debconf preseed option to auto reboot after installation?

Another pressed config to find here .. auto reboot after installation
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Which debconf preseed option to install GRUB automatically to MBR?

NOTE: I'm using preseed here , this step should be done automatically from preseed config This is the final step before finishing installation , install grub to MBR: I'm not sure which debconf ...
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“debconf: DbDriver ”config“: config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable” while installing packages

I'm trying to install the flashybrid but when I enter the apt-get install flashybrid command, I get this error: root@user-desktop:/home/user# apt-get install flashybrid Reading package lists... Done ...
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Can I recover from corrupted debconf in place?

My file system recently experienced multiple failures. An fsck from an old live cd I had laying around (Hardy) was able to repair things enough that I could boot my system (xubuntu 9.10 I think) but ...
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How to confirm sun java 6's license agreement automatically?

When I install this: sudo apt-get install -y sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin I am still forced to select OK and YES during the install. The -y switch doesn't work for ...
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What are the default settings in debconf's configuration?

I had to run dpkg-reconfigure -a for certain reasons, and consequently given options for configure debconf. But I don't really know how those change things, and want to use the default settings.
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Lot of debconf windows [closed]

When I install a program from the software manager, I have a lot of blank debconf windows opening then disappearing. Is this normal behaviour or should I report a bug ?
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Debconf window appearing after installing Burg

I have just added the PPA 'ppa:bean123ch/burg' with a view to installing Burg, a graphical boot manager. In the Software Center, after having clicked on 'Install' for burg-pc, I have a pop-up window ...
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Bypass RabbitMQ “OK” dialog on install

When I install rabbitmq-server package on Lucid, I always get a warning about upgrading from a previous version (even though no previous version is installed), and then I have to hit enter to dismiss ...
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What do I select for “GRUB install devices” after an update?

After running Update Manager, a debconf window (titled "Configuring grub-pc"), popped up, requiring me to select the appropriateGRUB install devices for my system. I've made no changes to grub or ...
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How to quietly install LDAP on Ubuntu client

I'd like to install libpam-ldap to use ldap on a client machine and I was hopping to use sudo apt-get install -qq libpam-ldap to quietly install the package as part of a bash script used to ...