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For quite a while, I get a double output of some messages from aptitude. Here’s an example:

> sudo aptitude install mpw
Couldn't find package "mpw".  However, the following
packages contain "mpw" in their name:
  stumpwm 
Couldn't find package "mpw".  However, the following
packages contain "mpw" in their name:
  stumpwm 
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1019 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.

Still, this doesn’t happen with every message:

> sudo aptitude install mpv
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1019 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.

This is my aptitude version:

> aptitude --version
aptitude 0.6.8.2 compiled at Nov  5 2012 06:20:41
Compiler: g++ 4.7.2
Compiled against:
  apt version 4.12.0
  NCurses version 5.9
  libsigc++ version: 2.2.10
  Ept support enabled.
  Gtk+ support disabled.
  Qt support disabled.

Current library versions:
  NCurses version: ncurses 5.9.20130608
  cwidget version: 0.5.16
  Apt version: 4.12.0

How can I fix that?

I almost forgot: I noticed that the doubled messages are exactly errors as far as I can tell. So maybe this has to do with stderr?

This is on a debian testing/unstable.

  • What os and release? – Faheem Mitha Oct 1 '13 at 17:10
  • @FaheemMitha See my edit: debian testing/unstable – k.stm Oct 1 '13 at 17:14
  • I can reproduce this on stable. Looks like a bug. I suggest you check and see if it is already listed, and if not, file it. – Faheem Mitha Oct 1 '13 at 17:20
  • Might be bugs.debian.org/498239 – Faheem Mitha Oct 1 '13 at 17:23
  • @FaheemMitha Oh, okay. Well then I’ll just wait for it to get fixed. Thanks. – k.stm Oct 1 '13 at 17:27
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This looks like Debian bug 498239: warnings, status printed twice, filed 8th September 2008.

Amusing curiosity: the same user reported the same bug four times. :-)

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