[Aptitude-devel] Bug#717580: seconds remaining methods differ update vs. upgrade

jidanni at jidanni.org jidanni at jidanni.org
Mon Jul 22 18:05:29 BST 2013

Package: aptitude
Severity: minor

Problem: the time estimation of remaining seconds shown at the right during
aptitude update
differs from that shown during aptitude safe-upgrade.

The former is per-line, and the latter is per-whole-upgrade (or maybe

Naturally the latter method is preferred, lest one tell one's boss "Oh,
only two minutes left", when that is merely for this line, and he will
be waiting downstairs much longer than that!

Now of course one could say one cannot estimate for more than one
upstream server at a time due to ... ...

*Anyway perhaps prefix the time estimate with the server name so it is
clear what is going on.

Anyway this all needs to be made unambiguous to somebody watching it
tick along.

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