So I was wondering, what would happen if I run the command

 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

and then it failed to install a few packages, so I just did the following

 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

where I'm installing again for the few packages remaining.

Will this create any unwanted results? Thanks!!


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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