Multiple R startup messages

RStudio Desktop Open Source is displaying 2 R startup messages and 2 entries for a single R installation (see screenshot below). No customization to .Rprofile,, .Renviron, etc. I've been noticing this behavior on multiple windows machines recently in a managed IT environment. When I switch to an earlier installed version of R (e.g., 3.6.1), I still get 2 R startup messages.

What is causing this? Is this a problem? How would one fix it?

> sessionInfo()
R version 4.0.0 (2020-04-24)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
Running under: Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 (build 9600)

Matrix products: default

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252  LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252   
[3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252 LC_NUMERIC=C                          
[5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252    

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] compiler_4.0.0 tools_4.0.0

It is a known issue but it's rare and the dev team hasn't ever found a convincing cause despite a couple of attempts at fixing. You might comment/upvote here:


@jonathan Thanks for looking into this. Since it is completely harmless, no worries!

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