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Unattended Install-root password

Posted by anil (anil), 27 November 2007
Hi Friends,
I have created a script for unattended install. There is a patch at the end of the script to be installed. This patch requires user to type in username root and its password and confirm the password. Is there a way I can do it or what is best way of doing it. If I pass the password as argument to script (prefered way as it will not save password in file), still how do I get in script so when it prompts it will automatically assign root and its password.

Any help/support appreciated.


Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 27 November 2007
Passwording is usually designed to be difficult to automate for security reasons (antohack program prevention for example) and uses /dev/tty rather than stdin.  The bast way around it is to use expect.

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