Installer progress bar is not very indicative of progress

Bug #220947 reported by Matt Zimmerman on 2008-04-23
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ltsp (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ltsp-client-builder

When building the LTSP chroot during installation, the debconf progress bar which is displayed does not seem to indicate progress very accurately. The first 50% is reached relatively quickly in big jumps, then no additional progress is shown for a long time while debootstrap is running, with the message "Installed ltsp-server-standalone".

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) on 2008-04-23
Changed in ltsp:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Uwe Geercken (uwe-geercken) wrote :

I agree. the 50% stays on the screen for a long time. would be better to have a 10% or even 5% step width.

Alkis Georgopoulos (alkisg) wrote :

I wonder if we could make an ltsp-build-client plugin along the following lines:
case $MODE in
  configure) write 10% to the installer
  before-install) write another 10%
  install) write another 10%
  after-install) write another 10%
  finalization) write another 10%
esac

Sure, those 10% won't be at all accurate, but it will still be better than now.
And, we could also change DEBIAN_FRONTEND from passthrough to noninteractive, to get rid of all the warnings about descriptor #3....

Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

yeah, having it depend on the ltsp-build-client mode would improve the situation quite a bit, we just need to decide exactly how to get that information (send it directly to debconf from ltsp or have it printed by ltsp and parsed by the d-i plugin).

Thomas Hotz (thotz) on 2012-11-30
Changed in ltsp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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