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I'm a data guy not a programmer. But sometimes I have to program my data into submission.

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comment calling an environment variable in a ps-watcher config file
Thanks for the help! The single quotes were needed, but I also had issues with the environment variable not being exported.
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comment calling an environment variable in a ps-watcher config file
hey thanks. I slipped a printenv in there in ticks and it evaluated. And I can see that the environment variable is not being exported. Now to figure out why.
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comment calling an environment variable in a ps-watcher config file
It seems like this example gives hints... but I can't grok it: ps-watcher.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/ps-watcher/ps-watcher/…
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comment calling an environment variable in a ps-watcher config file
the pain I'm having is that this is a configuration file, not a proper Perl script... although it is being parsed by Perl. I wish I could throw debugging code in there and test it, but I can't. As I think about it, I suspect you are right about this being an export problem. But I'm not sure how to verify. I may have to start digging through the source for ps-watcher.
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comment calling an environment variable in a ps-watcher config file
I was expecting it to be something with escaping or quoting. Unfortunately the single quotes didn't change anything.
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comment Unable to force Debian to do unattended install… libc6 wants interactive confirm
@bahamat, I tested both @arrowmaster's solution as yours. Both work for me. Thank you both very much. What's the advantage of passing the command to sh -c?
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accepted Unable to force Debian to do unattended install… libc6 wants interactive confirm
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comment Unable to force Debian to do unattended install… libc6 wants interactive confirm
Thanks for all your help. I've got an ugly, but working solution. But I'm keepign the debconf options you point out in the back of my mind. I may need those next time.
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comment Unable to force Debian to do unattended install… libc6 wants interactive confirm
This was a way bigger pain in my ass than I ever imagined it would be. The kludge below has bought me some time... for now. Thanks again for helping me brainstorm ideas.
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answered Unable to force Debian to do unattended install… libc6 wants interactive confirm