karlchen wrote:No new bug introduced. It works as designed.
The question is, whether this is good news or bad news. I consider it as bad - concordant with others here.
Yes, it works as designed (following the explanation).
No, this design is bad or even stupid.
Why do the maintainers (of this and other packages) not introduce a whole company of messages, which entertain the user with some minutes of showing meaningless messages? Like: "You are logged in", "Your desktop has loaded", "Your computer is consuming power" or "You are now ready for launching the installed programs". All of them would be true and could be justified with "they show as designed".
The message system gets meaningless, if the user has at first to decide, whether shown messages are at all meaningful for him or if he should look aside. Such kind of messages are not worth to look at. The user does know and expect all this by himself. He also does know, that he is running a host system on a physical system; only this script doesn't seem to know anything about its environment. The only information this message does provide is the stupidity of the script.
But those kind of funny(?) messages are a good chance, that the user ignores in the future messages, which he really should obey. And because of this easily to expect bad consequence such a message may be technically not a bug, by design it is
The number of users asking about something, what allegedly is only a harmless message is a proof, that the message has
a side-effect. The user see something, what they never saw before and have no idea, why suddenly they get it. Normal reaction in such a situation is to believe, that something is wrong in the own system. It is abnormal to believe, that a user would think: Okay, they gave me an additional piece of entertainment.
It is remarkable to note, that it took nearly 48 hours (taken from the first post), until someone (karlchen in this case) found the origin of this kind of entertainment. Quite obviously this code-change, which creates the message "by design" is nothing, where the users - inclusive 3 of the most experienced users of this forum (xenopeek, WharfRat, karlchen) - can be expected to find the accurate explanation in the moment, they see the message.
Further more, there are still open questions:
Why do get one half of the LM 17 branch the packages from a different repo then the other half?
By design or mistake?
Not sure about that, because I do not have a Ubuntu-installation, but doing searches with different search expressions gives me the impression, that the message does probably not affect Ubuntu users. The only thing I was able to find is a launchpad-report by (guess what) a Mint-user. If this impression should be right, why does the message appear in Mint?