Time remaining in "Downloading package files" window is overly precise

Bug #149777 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2007-10-06
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

Ubuntu Gutsy

As I write this, Update Manager is downloading package files. What I see, in the space of about 30 seconds:
* "2h4m54s remaining"
* "2h4m52s remaining"
* "2h25m1s remaining"
* "2h24m58s remaining"
* "2h37m40s remaining"
* "2h37m38s remaining"
* "4h36m8s remaining"
* "4h9m33s remaining"

So Update Manager apparently doesn't know the time remaining nearly as precisely as it is pretending to.

What I should see:
* "about 2 hours remaining"
* "about 2 hours remaining"
* "about 2 hours remaining"
* "about 2 hours remaining"
* "about 3 hours remaining"
* "about 3 hours remaining"
* "about 5 hours remaining"
* "about 4 hours remaining"

Perhaps follow a pattern something like this:
* 0 ≤ estimate < 50 seconds: "about n seconds remaining"
* 50 seconds ≤ estimate < 50 minutes: "about n minutes remaining"
* 50 minutes ≤ estimate < 23 hours: "about n hours remaining"
* 23 hours ≤ estimate: "about n days remaining"

See also bug 74884. It may save time to fix this bug at the same time as bug 144455, which is the same problem in a different window with time estimates in a different format. (For consistency, the two windows should present their estimates in the same format. One way of fixing this would be to make them the same window.)

description: updated
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2007-10-09
Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → jibel
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
assignee: Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) → nobody
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

I can't see the estimated time remaining anywhere in the download progress windows of update-manager, probably due to the fact that the backend has been changed from synaptic to aptdaemon since this bug has been reported. What should the status of this bug be?

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-07-29
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-09-05
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
milestone: later → none
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for update-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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