Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 479718
gnome-packagekit did not display detail information when installing (a) package(s)
Last modified: 2009-02-24 11:59:29 EST
Description of problem:
gnome-packagekit did not display detailed information when installing (a) package(s)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
it is always reproducible
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start gnome-packagekit
2. install (a) package(s)
3. see whether gnome-packagekit provide detailed information as described in "Expected results" below
No detailed information about the installation
When installing a package gnome-packagekit should provide an option the see the detailed information as follows:
1. List of packages (including its dependancies), package version and size
that will be installed.
2. Information about the size of current single package that has been downloaded.
3. Information about the speed of downloading current single package.
4. Information about total size of all packages that has been downloaded
5. Information about the estimated time when the installation will be finished
Time is useful, but I'm not sure how useful a "size" indicator would be. We don't know 100% the size of the transaction until we are running it, and so any number would be a best guess heuristic.
I've committed this tho:
Author: Richard Hughes <email@example.com>
Date: Tue Jan 13 13:07:54 2009 +0000
feature: add an entry to the config file to turn on time estimation, and enable it by default
If I know the size dan the speed then I will be able to estimate when the installation will be finished.
I learn that if my internet connection has the speed = 32kB/s, then it will take about an hour to install a package (and all its dependencies) that have total size 112.5MB.
So, next time, when I install a package (and all its dependencies) with total size 787.5MB, then I will know that the installation will take about 7 hours. I will arrange this installation at night while I take a sleep.
I personally need this "size" indicator though I am not sure that it will useful to many other users.
I like the way yum provide detailed information with nicer format (compared to aptitude/apt-get on debian)
I do not run F10 anymore. So, I close this bug number. Currently, I am running rawhide and see that time estimation has been implemented. I would love to see the rest of the features I described before to be implemented someday.