synaptic fetch progress bar

Bug #13728 reported by Michael Vogt on 2005-03-09
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synaptic (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

I noticed a very minor issue with synaptic's progress bar in Hoary
Array CD 6. It seems that sometimes it will leave out the
units/second in certain situations. I noticed it displaying "4088 /s
..." or "215 /s" I assume those would be bits per second? Higher
transfer rates are displayed correctly such as "15.6 kB/s".

I noticed this when I installed hoary on a computer with a modem
connection and the data seemed to be transfered in bursts rather than
a constant stream. I'd get a burst at 15 k or higher which would
trickle down to nothing, sit for a while then repeat with another
burst. I guess this is a matter for the users group, but does anyone
know how to throttle the connection so it doesn't do this?

(thanks to Robert Crosbie for reporting this)

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

This should be fixed with synaptic_0.55+cvs20050311. If you feel apt should have
a "limit-bandwidth" option, please file a new wishlist bug. FYI, there is a
debian bug open about this (throttle):


Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

Please don't file a new bug about the proposed bandwidth limiting feature; we
are already aware of it

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