[Bug 845787] [NEW] [pull-*-source] is too noisy

Stefano Rivera launchpad at rivera.za.net
Fri Sep 9 16:32:49 UTC 2011

Public bug reported:

Right, rather than file this as a bug, I'm asking here to see what can
be done. I've recently joined Kubuntu to start rebuilding and packaging
stuff for them, and I've encountered a rather unfortunate problem which
is interfering with my work.

I've suffered from Photosensitive Epilepsy for about 19 years, and I'm
also sensitive to rapidly repeating images.  The problem I've
encountered is that when I use pull-lp-source, while it's downloading
stuff, it continuously fills my terminal with an enormous amount of
repeating periods, which physically makes me feel sick to the extent
that I have to minimize my terminal, or risk having a seizure while it's

I'd like to ask if it's possible to have an option to either hide the
periods while it's downloading, or possibly reformat the progress into a
normal counter, like [10.5%] - that kind of format would be much easier,
and much less nausea inducing for people like myself to use.

The problem with minimizing the terminal, is I have no idea when it's
finished downloading and I can get to work - the only way I can find out
is to open the terminal, and risk having the issue start again.

Any help or support I can find from within Ubuntu / Kubuntu would be
much appreciated.

Thank you.

** Affects: ubuntu-dev-tools (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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