add-apt-repository - New confirmation dialog breaks existing scripts

Bug #829109 reported by Adam Gandelman on 2011-08-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Software Properties
Fix Released
software-properties (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Existing scripts (and ensemble formulas) that have depended upon add-apt-repository in the past for importing PPAs are no longer functional on oneiric since:

77. By Martin Pitt on 2011-08-15

    [ Michael Vogt ]
    * softwareproperties/
      - show PPA description and confirm before adding
        (security-o-catch-all spec)

affects: software-properties (Ubuntu) → software-properties
affects: ubuntu → software-properties (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks! I merged and uploaded this now. Alternatively a user can simply redirect stdin to /dev/null to also skip the question.

Changed in software-properties:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in software-properties:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.81.9

software-properties (0.81.9) oneiric; urgency=low

  * lp:~gandelman-a/software-properties/lp829109 :
    - add "-y" to add-apt-repository (LP: #829109). This can be
      used to avoid the confirmation prompt. Alternatively you
      can redirect stdin to /dev/null for skipping of the confirmation
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:11:58 +0200

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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