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

reassign 293008 tasksel
severity 293008 minor
retitle 293008 Should stop processing tasks if user breaks off task removal

On Wednesday 09 February 2005 01:58, Peter Vandenabeele wrote:
> // I start tasksel

Ah. I see what you are doing now: you are not running tasksel as part
of the 2nd stage installation, but starting it manually _after_ the
installation has finished. I had missed that until now.

OK. Now I can reproduce it, and I see what is happening.

I deselected the E-mail-server task and selected the DNS-server task.
It looks like tasksel processes each task separately (or more likely: 
it first processes tasks to be removed and then tasks to be installed).

It appears that first apt(itude) is called to remove the E-mail-server
task. It shows the packages to be deleted for the E-mail-server task and
asks if I want to proceed. I choose 'n' and confirm with <enter>.
Apt(itude) does what I ask, and breaks off: nothing is deleted.

Next, apt(itude) is called _again_  by tasksel to install the DNS-server
task. As nothing needs to be removed for that task, no confirmation
question is asked and installation of its packages just proceeds.

The end result is that both the E-mail-server and DNS-server tasks are
installed (as can be seen by starting tasksel again).

I agree this is mildly confusing, but, AFAICT there is no real error.
Maybe it would be better if no tasks were installed if the operation
to remove tasks is interrupted by the user.


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