Ubuntu

incorrect download size shown in GUI mode when part of the download has already been completed

Reported by lexual on 2005-03-02
8
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aptitude (Debian)
Confirmed
Unknown
aptitude (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Let's say I cancelled a dist-upgrade before the downloading had finished.

When I go to try it again from the shell I am told how much download remains.

"Need to get 65.2MB/90.9MB of archives."

If I try the same thing from the GUI mode I am told:

"DL Size: 90.9MB".

This should be changed to the remaining download amount.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

Synaptic is plagued by this problem as well. It has a lot to do with the
internal workings of libapt. To get the size of the already downloaded packages
it is required to create a fetcher object. This is done in aptitude/synaptic
only for the actual download, not for the "preview window". I think that this is
hoary+1 material (given that we are pretty late in the release cycle right now).

lexual (lexhider) wrote :

just noting that this is still an issue for dapper.

Changed in aptitude:
status: Unknown → New
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2009-06-09
Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
assignee: Michael Vogt (mvo) → nobody
Changed in aptitude (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
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