apt-get install in an non-interactive SSH session, the session never closes. Example:
ssh user@target "sudo apt-get -y install my_package"
my_package does get installed properly, but the SSH session just dangles open.
Is there any flag to pass SSH to get
apt-get to work?
Remote installation is used for automated deployment of a package on an integration server. As soon as we push some code changes to a repository, a job pulls in the code, builds the package, and deploys it on integration to check that everything works well (as far as deployment is concerned).
Already Tried & Notes
- The same SSH session executing
apt-get updatecloses cleanly. Note that
apt-get updateis not interactive, whereas
apt-get installis. This may suggest that interactivity is an issue.
- A command like
ssh user@target "sudo apt-get install my_package && echo Hello"never reaches the
debconfcomplains that it cannot find a nice frontend (Display, Readline), and it falls back to Teletype (although Readline is available).
- In relation to debconf's frontend, passing
-tto force TTY with SSH does not help. Neither
- All was done on Ubuntu 12_04 LTS.