synaptic with dpkg progressbar in hoary

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Fri Feb 4 07:46:31 CST 2005

Michael Vogt Wrote: 
> On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 06:38:47PM -0500, JoWilly wrote:
> > 1 question: how do you deal with packages where user input is needed
> > (like the hpoj drivers for HP multifuction devices) ?
> Unfortunately it can't detect is something tries to read from the
> terminal. If someone has a idea how to realize that feature, I would
> love to hear about it.
> There is the "terminal" expander and if something hangs in the
> "Configuring XY" stage, the expander needs to be clicked to show the
> terminal (and just happend for me when I test-installed hpoj).
> Packages shouldn't do direct prompting anymore (and very few do
> nowdays). There is debconf that lets the packages prompt for input in
> a nice and user-friendly way and most packages use it now. The
> conffile changes prompt from dokg is also detected and dealt with in a
> graphical way.
> thanks for testing!
> Michael
> -- 
> Linux is not The Answer. Yes is the answer. Linux is The Question. -
> Neo

Did you have a chance to see the update tool from xandros 3? It is
really simple und witha nice GUI. You get prompted when you need to
enter information, otherwise it only displays a windows alike progress
It would be good in my opinion to see at the end that the process has
been finished and without error or with error in the other case. At the
moment you see nothing, the windo just disapear!


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