csih: Unattended installations are not possible

Julio Emanuel costaju@gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 05:40:00 GMT 2009

Hi all (with a 'ping Chuck')

Regarding the problem in csih that asks confirmation over the account
name if used with -y (*):

Chuck, can you look into this? I had already started to edit the csih
script, but then when I searched the mailinglist, I understood WHY the
'simple' change of logic in the question wasn't implemented till now.
You got a point. But, as is, this is a no-go for unattended
installation - in particular, ssh-host-config script can not be made

However, I think Corinna already proposed something interesting, and I
wanted to make a suggestion (that could be added or be instead of
Corinna's --service-account proposal):
Why not a --noconfirmation option?
That does not have the flexibility to indicate the specific account
(but that could actually be good, because who invoke the unattended
installation does not know or care about the final account used for
the service, as long as it correctly installed), BUT at the same time
avoids csih asking for confirmation of account name? In other words, a
--yes option with a limited scope (only in the
csih_select_privileged_username function).

Chuck, if this is the old 'time compression' problem :) I could try to
help and see if I send a patch to your evaluation.
I just don't want to take something in hands that someone else has
already started to work on, or simply does not agree with my view.

Standing by...

(*) see http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2008-12/msg00189.html
and also http://sourceware.org/ml/cygwin/2009-01/msg00829.html
Julio Costa

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