Ubuntu upgrade requires constant intervention

Bug #155830 reported by Tigera on 2007-10-22
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Bug Description

During an upgrade of Ubuntu, a person has to answer many times the question, "Would you like to replace the config file <X>" or "Would you like to restart <Y>", during which time a user has to sit in front of the computer the entire time clicking "Yes" or "No". I myself started the upgrade and came back the next morning, expecting it to be finished. Instead, the upgrade program had been hanging at about 1/3rd for hours, waiting for input.
Ubuntu upgrades and installations need the ability to ask all configuration questions up front, during the time that the packages are downloading. That way, users can spend some of their long download or install time doing something useful, and when finished, they can simply walk away from it and come back ready to reboot. Certainly there must be some base packages that are always installed regardless of installation preferences. Asking for information saves time and makes for a better user experience.

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