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Bug#258913: base-config: Potentially confusing messages displayed at the console when installing packages

Christian Perrier wrote:
> When installing the packages after tasksel, I guess base-config calls apt or
> aptitude with some special arguments (no way to check currently) which
> results in lots of messages like "Sorry but xxxxx package is already using
> the last version" (I don't have the exact wording here).
> These messages are harmless but could confuse users, however.

Yes, aptitude does this when asked to install any package that is
already installed; tasksel asks it to install all standard priority
packages and whatever tasks are selected. I agree that it's ugly, and
I'm assigining the bug to aptitude since I think it could just omit
these messages, or at least have a way to turn them off.

see shy jo

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