Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 480256
gpk-update-viewer should tell me how many MB of data will be downloaded for updates
Last modified: 2009-04-15 12:39:10 EDT
Description of problem:
The update icon indicates that new updates are available for my system, so select 'Show updates' to see what's pending.
This launches 'gpk-update-viewer' telling me I've 40 packages to get.
If I'm on a slow (or very expensive) data link, the number of packages available for update is fairly irrelevant. What I most care about is how many MB of data are going to be downloaded by applying the updates. This information is not shown in the summary, nor available if I select 'Review' to see per-package details.
In the summary view I'd like to see it show
* 5 security updates (50 MB)
* 38 bug fix updates (1.5 GB)
* 1 update (5 MB)
And when it is in the progress of downloading the updates it should show progress in terms of data downloaded, since that's the most time relevant metric for that operation - a single openoffice RPM dwarfs size of 30 other updates, so per-package progress info is again not very helpful.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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I agree, I would like to see this feature as well. Furthermore, information on the current download speed and possibly an estimation of remaining time would be very useful. A pause button could be another addition (though I believe in its current state the updater does make use of any previously downloaded files).
I see this problem too.
It would be very nice to see it fixed. For me beeing on slow or expensive connection, usually ends up with closing gpk-update-viewer and running yum update manually. Since yum have very nice feedback on data to be downloaded as well as information during downloading (in percents and megabytes) added recently.
Also yum takes into account packages allready in /var/cache/yum. For example if someone interruped previous update process, some packages have been aquired and now we substract size of them from total download size.
Bug 479514 should have been marked as a duplicate of this bug.
Try gpk-update-viewer2 in rawhide. It tells you how many Mb you need to download.