Bug 505346 - post-rpm install of packages, preupgrade is way slow
post-rpm install of packages, preupgrade is way slow
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 493249
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2009-06-11 11:05 EDT by Máirín Duffy
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:09 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-11-18 09:43:36 EST
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Description Máirín Duffy 2009-06-11 11:05:32 EDT
Description of problem:

Preupgrade is awesome. It let me upgrade from F10 to F11 with minimal hassle!

However, it took 3 hours. Which is fine, except for the last 45 minutes. It spent 45 minutes on the final screen of anaconda, after all the packages had installed (1636 of them)... it just had one of those cylon-eyes/pong-like unbounded progress bar things saying 'this will take a little while'. Well, 45 minutes != little while. I looked across all of the ttys and tried to strace what it was doing. It was definitely wildly writing to disk but what exactly I couldn't tell. 

I was patient and was rewarded with a thankfully functional system but I worry with such a long wait and with the dialog saying 'just a little while' people are going to either give up or thing something's gone horribly wrong (as I did) and not be sure what to do. I've talked to another Fedora user who just gave up after 10 minutes and the system seemed to boot fine after that. 

So why does it take 45 minutes and what exactly is it doing? Is there any way we can give users better feedback than a useless unbounded progress bar saying 'just a little while' ?
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 07:05:36 EST
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Comment 2 Máirín Duffy 2009-11-18 09:32:48 EST
I believe this is a usability bug in preupgrade that is still the case for F11 so I am moving this bug to F11.
Comment 3 seth vidal 2009-11-18 09:39:52 EST
Mo, it's not a preupgrade bug at all

"It spent 45 minutes on the final screen of anaconda"

The user is complaining about the post transaction 'cleanup' steps that don't return any progress information in anaconda.
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2009-11-18 09:43:36 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 493249 ***
Comment 5 Máirín Duffy 2009-11-18 09:45:43 EST
okay, i had no idea if it was preupgrade or not. i guess this bug never got triaged when i originally filed it almost 6 months ago.

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