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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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Use of uninitialized value $template in exists at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Template.pm line 81

I've been running into this error every time I try and update. I have unmet dependencies in my packages, but I have yet to find a way as to how to resolve them. giganticbrain@ubuntu:/usr/lib$ sudo ...
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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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Blank debconf windows when installing or removing packages [duplicate]

While trying to install or remove packages, a blank window named debconf on pops up. The package installations or removal then stop and I have to close software centre; I cannot install or remove any ...
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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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how to find out debconf parameters to use them in shell scripts

Is there a way to get the debconf parameters for any package. Let's take phpmyadmin as example. How to find out what to write in a script to pre configure it with lighthttp or apace? Thank you for ...
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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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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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Unable to install due to debconf problem

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 ...