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Title: What will happen if I install the same package twice, for example the ubuntu-desktop?
ID: /2018/08/23/What-will-happen-if-I-install-the-same-package-twice_-for-example-the-ubuntu-desktop_
Created: August 23, 2018    Edited:  August 23, 2018
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No harm will come.

The second time you try to install a package it will simply tell you it’s already installed.

If the package was just installed it will say:

<Package> is already the newest version (<version number>)

If the package was upgraded since it was last installed/upgraded then it will be upgraded:

The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, ___ to remove and ___ not upgraded
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