[Aptitude-devel] Bug#822560: Bug#822560: Bug#822560: aptitude: Pressing "q" to quit after installation leaves a black terminal

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Wed Apr 27 00:35:51 UTC 2016


Ralf Jung wrote:
> > Ralf Jung wrote:
> >> I am using Terminator as my terminal emulator. Since the latest update, aptitude
> >> tells me I can press "q" to Quit directly after packages have been
> >> installed. However, if I do that, the screen is left entirely blank and there is
> >> no reaction to typing.
> > 
> > How long have you waited? Aptitude is saving some states at this
> > position.
> Not sure, a couple of seconds. I'm on an SSD, so that should be enough
> to save any state. Quitting aptitude normally (from the "full" window)
> does not occur any noticeable delay.
> I just tried this again -- and indeed, after ~1 second, the black goes
> away and the normal terminal appears. That was after just installing one
> package, maybe it takes longer when many packages were affected? I sure
> felt like I waited at least 3 seconds before doing Ctrl-C.

JFTR: I just experienced delays of about 15 seconds after pressing
"q<Enter>" before getting back to the prompt on a Raspberry Pi 3
running of a Class 10 UHS-1 microSD card.

>   In any case, it would be helpful if aptitude could display something
> about being busy, instead of going all black.

Indeed, that's a good idea -- if technically possible.

		Regards, Axel

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