Should be able to temporarily halt downloads with Distribution Upgrade

Bug #145023 reported by Dylan McCall on 2007-09-26
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update-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

With the current update-manager in Ubuntu Feisty, during a distribution upgrade (to Gutsy), the user is told that he cannot pause the download. This is a problem, because the download with a 56k modem takes over 2 days!

It is, actually, quite possible to pause the downloading by forcibly killing the application. When the distribution upgrade is run again, the downloads will pick up where they were left off. However, this is certainly not a tidy way to break up downloading!

The program should offer an interface for pausing the download phase of upgrading so that the computer can be turned off and the download resumed at a later time.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

This should be fixed for the feisty->gutsy upgrade. There is a cancel button during the download now. Please let me know if that is what you are looking for.

Thanks,
 Michael

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete

Thank you for the response, Michael,

Yes, there is a cancel button... but the cancel button would cancel it, no?
I never pressed it, mainly because the word Cancel generally also means
"revert all changes". If that button indeed does not revert changes, perhaps
it could be titled "Halt".

Bye,
-Dylan McCall

On 9/26/07, Michael Vogt <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Thanks for your bugreport.
>
> This should be fixed for the feisty->gutsy upgrade. There is a cancel
> button during the download now. Please let me know if that is what you
> are looking for.
>
> Thanks,
> Michael
>
> ** Changed in: update-manager (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> Should be able to temporarily halt downloads with Distribution Upgrade
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/145023
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Paul Dufresne (paulduf) wrote :

Incomplete -> Confirmed since an answer have been given

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Amrith (amrithraj-r) wrote :

I expected a 'pause' button at least this time on 8.10 but don't see anything like that :-(

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 49126, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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