Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52214
Anaconda could use some more progress bars
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:48:11 EDT
There are still a few operations in anaconda, which take minutes to
complete that only display a dialog in the center of the screen, with no
progress bar, making it look like the installer has hung. Checking
dependancies when doing upgrades is one of these.
For 8.0 a progress bar certainly would be nice for these, for 7.2 maybe a
"this may take a few minutes" text could be added (assuming the dialog is
not in the screenshots for the manual)
We will revisit this request next development cycle.
*** Bug 54641 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Deferring to future release.
In addition to needing more thermometers, it would be nice if certain error
dialogs had options other than "Ok; I give up; go ahead and crash".
Sometimes, the installer *can* make judgement calls about what's an acceptable
thing to have to fix later.
Notably, anaconda in 7.3 does this on packages that can't be opened (no "Skip"
button), lack of free space on a partition (you can clear some space on Alt-F2,
but it has to completely re-do the dependency table -- which is depressing on a
P266 laptop), and the bug I'm about to file: can't unmount disk 2: busy.
In general, anaconda seems to be poor at dealing with unexpected behavior
during the install; "what could go wrong here" wasn't asked enough. More in
the other bug report.
Which I'll file tomorrow; the 17 hours it's cost me came out of sleep.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.