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I'm fairly new to FreeBSD. I write a script to automate unattended installation. I understand that right tool for this job is bsdinstall

Right now I write the setup-script for bsdinstall.

I test this script standalone, not with bsdinstall.

Since pkg is not installed yet, it wants interactive confirmation to bootstrap itself. Can I get rid of this interactive confirmation easily? I want to avoid expect, because I think there must be an easier way.

my attempts sofar:

pkg bootstrap
pkg bootstrap -f
yes | pkg bootstrap
yes | pkg bootstrap -f
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Try set ASSUME_ALWAYS_YES variable to yes.

set ASSUME_ALWAYS_YES = yes
pkg bootstrap

This information written by pkg when invoke yes | pkg bootstrap -f:

Please set ASSUME_ALWAYS_YES=yes environment variable to be able to bootstrap in non-interactive (stdin not being a tty)

  • the notice was never written to the console in my case. ASSUME_ALWAYS_YES works for me, I had to write it like this, though: env ASSUME_ALWAYS_YES=YES pkg bootstrap – murphy Aug 14 '16 at 21:17
  • The command may depends on your shell. – uzsolt Aug 15 '16 at 3:57
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Got the same trouble with a brand new jail

the solution:

1- create directory: /usr/local/etc

2- create file: /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf with:

DEFAULT_ALWAYS_YES = true;
ASSUME_ALWAYS_YES = true;

and run:

ASSUME_ALWAYS_YES=yes pkg bootstrap -yf

it should be ok

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