Ubuntu – Why `sudo apt-get install XXXX` sometimes request confirmation, others not

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Just for curiosity, sometimes while installing software throught apt-get install software_name the terminal prompt me for a confirmation "type Yes or No", but not allways.

I dont mean the sudo password prompt, but the message "Will be downloaded and configrated XXX Kb, continue?" (or something similar)


Best Answer

It will usually ask you if there are suggested or recommended packages that depend on the software you are attempting to install, It might also depend on the size of the program or security of the repository you are downloading from.

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