Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 854171
dracut no longer displays progress of downloading files
Last modified: 2012-09-10 09:47:20 EDT
Description of problem:
If I use anaconda with inst.repo=http://, the progress of downloading stage2 image is no longer shown. It just waits and waits and waits and bam - prints out the statistics. That is very unfriendly. It used to work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 18 Alpha TC5
This was removed, because the progress output of "curl" was buggy and significantly slowed down the download and/or cluttered serial consoles. Sorry.
See bug 817301 and bug 814713
I see. OTOH, if the download takes 5 minutes, the user might be certain it is stuck, because completely nothing is printed out.
Could you please at least print out "Downloading file foo..." ?
Is it technically possible to at least print out a dot/percentage number every ten seconds, so that it is clear it is not dead?
I found out the progress _is_ printed out, every circa 25 seconds. The output is not exactly easy to read, but that doesn't matter so much. So I take back the report, all is fine, thanks.