When installing the acidbase package on Ubuntu Linux there are numerous popups that require answers. Some of those variables are covered in this article however there is one that when searching debconf selections for it isn’t listed with acidbase so it can be harder to locate. Below I display the popup in question and describe how to setup a debconf variable to get around it.
It can be useful to know the debconf variables for an application you are going to install on Ubuntu Linux before installing the application. Below are the possible debconf variables to set for acidbase when installing on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 Precise Pangolin.
The purpose of this article is to list the variables that are available to set when installing mysql-server on Ubuntu Linux. You can use the debconf-get-selections command to list debconf variables for any installed package on Ubuntu but the debconf variables are most useful before a package is installed so I constantly find myself having to login to another Ubuntu server where the package is already installed to get these variables. Now I can just look on QD.
I find myself on a regular basis looking for various debconf variables to set before installing packages on Ubuntu. This is typically to not have to type in the answers on the various configuration screens or because I want to script an install of some package. If the package has never been installed before on that specific server then the debconf variables will not display. You can always login to another server where the package is installed to see the variables but I am going to start posting information for common packages here so others can easily find them when searching.
If you have used the debconf-set-selections command that I mentioned in a previous article there will likely be more questions that come up over time such as how to view variables that have been set for specific packages or how to flush the debconf database. Below I show a couple example that explain how to view variables in the debconf database and also how to remove those variables from the database.