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Re: dselect install times out screensaver

Bill Mitchell writes ("Re: dselect install times out screensaver"):
> On Tue, 3 Oct 1995, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > What we need is a sequence that means `reset the timeout now'.  I
> > could have dpkg output that every time it start processing a new
> > package, if TERM=linux.  (I'd rather not hardwire things like that,
> > but if there's no other way ...)
> > 
> > Alternatively it might be a better idea to change the screensaver to
> > swallow the first keypress after blanking.
> I decided not to suggest this when I first thought of it but, since
> you seem open to having dpkg do some internal processing to work
> around spurious keystrokes, how about having it swallow all buffered
> keystrokes prior to running a postinst?

No, I don't think that's the right solution.  Apart from being a nasty
hack, it wouldn't work, because dpkg would probably be sitting there
doing nothing waiting at a prompt.


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