I'm automatically installing a bunch of packages in Ubuntu and I noticed that it is prompting for user input via whiptail on the CLI. I end up killing that process so it can progress, but that actually causes problems with the installation. I'm running apt-get install -qq . Is there a way to go with the default options and bypass these whiptail prompts?

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    Possibly related: Stop interactive prompts from apt-get (although actually the dialogs are probably from debconf rather than apt-get) – steeldriver Jul 21 '17 at 18:35
  • Yes, that looks about right, let me try it. – Walter Jul 21 '17 at 18:40
  • Hmm, still a no go. I'm inducing the problem because I've already modified the configuration files prior to installing the application / package. In any case, I want to keep my version of the configuration file and according to the command line options, -qq should do it. For example, I'm running: DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get install -qq cryptsetup,and I still get the prompts – Walter Jul 24 '17 at 1:05
  • I found the answer here hope that helps – carrotNugget May 28 '20 at 18:02

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