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What did I just ruin?

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 09:05:20PM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:29:08 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> >On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 08:39:13AM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> >> My guess is, that since debconf was "falling back to frontend:
> >> Readline", the dialog required to answer with "yes" or "no" and
> >> nothing else, so the "assume-yes" option did exactly this, it always
> >> assumed "yes", otherwise apt-get would have aborted, see
> >> http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/xenial/man8/apt-get.8.html .  
> >
> >I'm afraid that your guess is entirely wrong.  apt-get --assume-yes
> >doesn't influence debconf in any way.
> You are quoting out of context.

Not intentionally.  What context did you feel I was missing?

The structure of the sentence above seemed (and still seems after I've
reread it a couple of times) to indicate some kind of link between
debconf falling back to the readline frontend and apt-get's --assume-yes
option.  No such link exists.

> >debconf's readline frontend is still perfectly capable of asking
> >questions, so no harm will have come of this.  The message about
> >downgrading to a different frontend is essentially informational (but
> >useful if you were specifically expecting a different frontend).
> He? This is exactly my guess! So if you should be right, my guess
> should be right, too ;).

If this was your guess, then I'm afraid that that was completely opaque
to me from your previous message ...

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]