mysql-server-5.0 debconf not removing prompt on install

Asked by Brian Takita on 2009-01-29

Hello, I'm trying to do an unattended install of mysql-server-5.0 and I cant get the password prompt to go away.

I've tried

echo "mysql-server mysql-server/root_password select" | sudo debconf-set-selections
and
echo "mysql-server-5.0 mysql-server/root_password password password" | sudo debconf-set-selections

before the install, but they don't work. Has anybody been successful with getting an unattended install of mysql to work? If so, how?

I'm using 8.04.

Thanks,
Brian

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Brian Takita
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Brian Takita (brian-takita) said : #1

The issue was my apt-get install command was not matching the debconf key.

I used apt-get install mysql-server

I needed to use apt-get install mysql-server-5.0