Subject: Re: progress meter in pkg_add
To: Zafer Aydogan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ben Collver <email@example.com>
Date: 06/22/2005 06:54:18
Just FYI, I am working on getting rid of system() in pkg_install. Once
I am finished, the code you pasted will be changed.
The package is extracted into a staging area. Then the files are renamed
into the install location. If they cannot be renamed (ie: the staging
area and the install location are on different filesystems), then the
code you pasted comes into play. Basically:
system("tar cf - file1 file2 ... | tar xpf - -C todir");
If using the progress command, you'd need to decide whether you want
multiple progress bars for different operations that pkg_add does when
it installs a package. I think it could be doable.