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Re: dselect install times out screensaver



On Tue, 3 Oct 1995, Ian Jackson wrote:

> Bill Mitchell writes ("Re: dselect install times out screensaver"):
> > > 
> > > 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.

No argument about it being a nasty hack.  That's why I didn't suggest
it.  Of course it'd be necessary to arrange for dpkg swallow the 
keystrokes without prompting, and detect nonavailibility of keystrokes
to be swallowed to stop swallowing.  Forget it.  We've both got other
fish to fry.


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