Re: [vserver] exec export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive

From: Eugen Leitl <>
Date: Sat 10 Apr 2010 - 14:00:35 BST
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On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 01:13:27PM +0200, Mathieu Goessens wrote:

> To complete what Ghislain wrote:
> When you call "vserver $vs exec something" it launch a shell witch is
> destructed after the command finishs. And, so the vars you set in are losts.

I was trying to get the variable set and the command executed
in the same shell.
> I gess that the export don't work for the same reason that
> "chroot /foo export" do'nt: it bypass the shell calling (and so export
> is not reconized as a valid command as it is a shell build-in).
> So,
> - a script should works

I realize that. That was something I'd rather avoid.
> - And "vserver $vs exec sh -c 'export FOO=bar; apt-get foobar;'" should
> also.

That was exactly what I was looking for. Script works perfectly now.
Thanks everybody.

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