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Bug#293008: Sarge Installation Report: succes, but strange tasksel behavior

On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 12:48:46PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> This would be the standard aptitude y/n prompt shown when aptitude
> remove is run.
> Tasksel does allow you to de-select tasks to remove them, but at least
> in my testing, in English, aptitude honors an "n" at the prompt.
> root@dragon:/home/joey>tasksel remove print-server
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree       
> Reading extended state information       
> Initializing package states... Done
> Reading task descriptions... Done  
> The following packages are unused and will be REMOVED:
>   cupsys-driver-gimpprint-data foomatic-db foomatic-filters gksu hpijs 
>   libcupsimage2 libgksu1.2-0 libgksuui1.0-0 libslp1 pax python-foomatic 
> The following packages will be automatically REMOVED:
>   lsb lsb-core lsb-cxx lsb-graphics lsbdev 
> The following packages will be REMOVED:
>   cupsys cupsys-bsd cupsys-client cupsys-driver-gimpprint 
>   foomatic-db-engine foomatic-db-hpijs foomatic-filters-ppds foomatic-gui 
>   lsb lsb-core lsb-cxx lsb-graphics lsbdev 
> 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 24 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 51.3MB will be freed.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n
> Abort.

Sorry that my previous reports on this bug where not very clear. 

I wil try to describe more exact what happened in the US English/QWERTY 
install of Friday 4 Feb 2005 (based on the sarge-CD iso1 downloaded 
22 Jan 2005). I did not post a full installation report about this
install of 4 Feb 2005, only an annotation to this earlier bug report.

* date of install and of bug: 4 Feb 2005
* system description: x86, PCI, Parallel ATA, ... (standard "PC")
* "English US" as language
* "us" (pc 104) as keyboard
* "Brussels" as TimeZone
* finalized regular install

* so I got a root prompt
* I typed tasksel with no further arguments

linux-box:~# tasksel           

* I got the regular tasksel ncurses screen
* I selected 
  [*] Desktop
  [*] Mail server
  [*] File server
* IIRC, I pressed <Enter> to continue
* then in text mode, I saw messages similar to those above
* and I got the question "Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]"
* because these would install a lot of packages and time was limited,
  I wanted to change my mind and *not* go further.
* I pressed 'n'  (and I watched very, very closely as I had observed 
  this problem before; I also had a witness, watching the install to
  learn how to install Debian, who also saw me type 'n')
* I don't recall if I pressed <Enter> too, or only the single letter 'n'
* very strangely the installation happily continued with downloading,
  unpacking and installing all planned packages

I have no short term access to any of the 2 machines on which I had the 
problem. Next Wednesday (9 Feb 2005) I have access to the box with the 
original Dutch language installation about which I originally filed this

My conclusions (from my limited experience):

* this bug is probably not related to language or translation
  (the bug appeared on a Dutch and an English install)

* this bug is probably related to aptitude and not to tasksel

Hope This Helps. I can do more tests on Wednesday 9 Feb 2005 if needed.


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