Apt-get update showing s ss or sss meaning seconds left

Bug #610499 reported by Kangarooo Jānis on 2010-07-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apt

see screenshot seconds showing
ss http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/ekrnkopija-20100727-210510.php
sss http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/ekrnkopija-20100727-165501.php
all i did is just apt-get update and my hands are off the keyboard.. didnt touch anything and its not Gimped

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: apt
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-11.16-generic 2.6.35-rc5
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-11-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Jul 27 17:11:43 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha i386 (20100701)
SourcePackage: apt

Kangarooo Jānis (kangarooo) wrote :
description: updated
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Hi Kangarooo, thanks for taking the time to make this bug report and help make Ubuntu better.

This is a long standing bug in apt because of its use of carriage returns. Sometimes the line gets a bit shorter or longer based on the number of bytes or tasks left to do, so the s that was printed gets left over.

I'm fairly certain this has been around a long, long time, I can remember seeing it years ago.

Marking Confirmed, as I've seen this as well.

Setting Importance to Low, as this is purely cosmetic.

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
William Lee (wlee753159) wrote :

I haven't seen this bug so it clearly doesn't affect everyone.

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