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Bug#410355: inconsistent behaviors between --task-packages desktop and install desktop

Package: tasksel
Version: 2.66
Severity: normal

When I tried to install the desktop task, tasksel went to install >400
packages, which I found surprising. When checking with --task-packages
that "install desktop" really installed the desktop task and not
"Desktop environment", tasksel outputted the list of packages of the
desktop task that I expected "install desktop" to install. However
remaining download time made it clear that tasksel was installing
gnome-desktop. I confirmed that with --test.

There are two issues: it doesn't seem possible to install just the
desktop task, plus install and --task-packages have inconsistent
behaviors. This is made quite worst by the fact that
debconf-apt-progress is not verbose about what it's doing and killing it
is bastard.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-686
Locale: LANG=fr_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages tasksel depends on:
ii  aptitude                      0.4.4-1    terminal-based apt frontend
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.11     Debian configuration management sy
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl        1.05-1     Using libc functions for internati
ii  tasksel-data                  2.66       Official tasks used for installati

tasksel recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
* tasksel/first: standard

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