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Bug#270969: [patch] Improved progress bar information



On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 09:00:59PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Sunday 19 September 2004 20:15, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > [Joey Hess]
> >
> > > Ah. To fix this we would need to modify apt-install to either remove or
> > > not add items to the queue if it installs them w/o queuing.
> >
> > I made sure all packages were added in the queue file (even if they
> > are installed without queuing) to make sure we would have a record of
> > packages requested using apt-install.
> 
> I have already tested a trivial patch that does _not_ add packages that are 
> installed immediately to the queue. And that seems to work.
> 
> How about adding these packages to the queue-file as '# <packagename>'?
> Then it would simply be a case of filtering out lines starting with '#' in 
> procedure install_extra in base-installer's postinst.

'#% <packagename>', where % is a character to desting (make looking different)
from a regular comment line. (regular comment character)

> Implementing this looks trivial as well.
'% <packagename>' has the same advantages.

Cheers
Geert Stappers

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