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Re: installing packages within a progress bar, redux

On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 09:26:07PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > .Fl Fl start
> > .Fl Fl end
> Doubt I'll ever use these, but if you see a use-case and as long as it
> will cope with an existing progress bar too, they're fine of course.

This was mostly because we wanted to have the standalone mode where
apt-debconf-progress brings up its own progress bar, and since it'll
have to have templates to do that we might as well expose them for
people who don't want to bother translating their own templates.

Yes, if you use --from and --to it will only do PROGRESS SET and INFO,
not START or STOP.

> > .Nm
> > installs packages within a
> > .Ic debconf
> > progress bar.
> That could be worded better. Maybe "installs packages, using debconf to
> display a progress bar".

Mmm, right, I spent a while trying to phrase that better and eventually
gave up. Updated.

> Nitpicks aside, that's just what I had in mind.

Thanks. We talked a bit last night about where this should go, and it
only really occurred to me afterwards that I think it would make more
sense to put it in debconf (and maybe call it debconf-apt-progress) than
to create a separate package for it. Would that be reasonable?

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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