Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54641
RFE: Installer needs progress bar/spinner
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:36 EDT
When installing/upgrading, some of the processes (analyzing the current
installed RPMs, dependencies, etc) take a very long time,
even on fast boxes.
The problem is not that it takes a lot of time, but that it's impossible
to tell if the thing is actually doing anything or has crashed. It would
be nice with a progress bar (if the extend/progress of the jobs are known)
or at least a (pointer) spinner of some sort that's associated with
progress made (i.e., don't just add a interrupt driven spinner that
keeps spinning even if the process has tanked).
Changing this bug report into an RFE (Request For Enhancement).
I think we tried this in the past and found that the progress bar actually
causes the process to take even longer because of all the interrupts involved.
Perhaps we could do a spinner or change the mouse pointer to an hourglass of
*** Bug 55010 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 52214 ***