[pacman-dev] apt-get style information for users in pacman

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 00:30:29 EST 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 10:32 PM, Bhargav Prasanna
<bhargavprasanna at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Lets say you are downloading a package with x dependencies. i.e. x+1
> packages in all:
> Pacman tells you that you have x+1 targets. But if x+1 is a large
> number, which is usually the case when the system is being set up or
> updated, the user loses track of the number of packages that have been
> downloaded and the number remaining a short while after the downloads
> commence.
> Debian's apt-get has a really good feature. If the nth package
> (n<=x+1) is being downloaded, you'll see that in every line: "[n/x+1]"
> which tells you how many you've downloaded and how many you are yet to
> is present. This will help the user keep track. =)
> If someone can guide me here, I guess we can add this feature to pacman

You might find TotalDownload a lot more useful, as # of packages when
downloading is a lot less useful than overall download progress. man


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