Subject: Re: pkgsrc progress bar?
To: None <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/20/2005 10:53:44
On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Jan 2005, Teemu Rinta-aho wrote:
>> anyone have an idea how big effort would it be to implement
>> a progress bar to "make install" in pkgsrc? Now, for example,
>> installing gmplayer I have no idea whether I have to wait
>> for one or two more hours for it to complete... Even an
>> estimate with M$-precision would be better than nothing.
> This is not possible.
> I set the Reply-To, because current-users is the wrong list.

 	It should be possible to indicate what is is currently doing
 	(extracting tarfile, installing). Particularly useful with
 	packages that pull in other packages.
 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --