Subject: Re: pkgsrc progress bar?
To: Dmitri Nikulin <email@example.com>
From: Teemu Rinta-aho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/21/2005 14:07:12
Dmitri Nikulin wrote:
> 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 doesn't actually belong in current-users@, but I'll answer anyway.
Sorry, my fault. It should have been posted on tech-pkg.
> It would be a silly effort. To measure compile progress, you'd need a
> pre-set 'workload' (say, expected CPU cycles, or something equally
> stupid), and then measure this resource usage during the compile and
> hence determine the progress. This is impossible because of different
> CPUs, optimizations, compilers, options, etc...
No, as I wrote, anything more than just seeing compiler
messages floating in front of my eyes would be nice.
I have no need to know how many milliseconds there are
left, but rather something like how many packages are left:
"Installing gmplayer: pkg 17 of 523 (win32codecs)"
I perfectly understood before stating the initial question
that anything more precise than that is very difficult
and/or unreasonable to implement, if you don't accept
> Your best bet, which I find works for me, is to stop caring how long
> something will go for. Leave the machine on and get on with life. The
> annoying part is when something fails to compile at all, but that's part
> of using a 'minority' OS :(
So the OS is complete now? And it's evil to propose something
you feel would improve it, or even to start discussion? Well,
maybe I should just patch stuff myself and keep my mouth shut..
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