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

Bhargav Prasanna bhargavprasanna at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 03:00:50 EST 2009

2009/11/12 Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>:
> Dan McGee wrote:
>> 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
>> pacman.conf
> An an FYI, there is a really old bug report requesting this:
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/833
> Allan

Total Download seems good. =)

Thanks for the bug report link.

Bhargav Prasanna

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