Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188130
Installer doesn't show progress of script execution
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:45:44 EDT
I upgraded my desktop machine to FC5. Once it had installed all the files, and
the progress bar reached the end, the installer just sat there, apparently
doing nothing, but not offering the reboot option.
I switched to the shell, and looked at what was going on underneath, and it
looked like a bunch of processes were stuck in the D-state. Attaching strace
to the installer, however, showed that it was running various scripts - though
no evidence of this was displayed on the installer screen.
The installer spent about an _hour_ in this state. Until I actually went and
probed it, I was wondering if the installer was stuck, and when I went to the
shell and ran ps a few times, my first impression was that the machine had
crashed or had deadlocked in some way.
Can we please show the script execution state in the installer window, so
it's obvious progress is being made?
This is actually caused by the fact that we don't take into account the
"cleanup" step where the old package is removed.
I would love to have it too ...
We have kickstart files where local configuration is done in %post scripts.
Usually it takes more than the rest of the installation itself ...
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