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Bug 112259 - net install: feature request: progress meter for downloading files
Summary: net install: feature request: progress meter for downloading files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Cantrell
QA Contact:
: 243561 252224 455973 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: FC7Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-12-16 19:15 UTC by Matthew Callaway
Modified: 2008-08-27 15:31 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-08-27 15:31:19 UTC

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Description Matthew Callaway 2003-12-16 19:15:47 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Description of problem:
The netstg2.img is 12 MB.  It takes a while to download this file,
even with broadband connections.  It would be nice to have a progress
meter.  Currently, it is easy to think that the install simply failed,
or hung, as the file is transferred to a file descriptor.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda: core 1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start net install
2. Select a mirror
3. Watch the "retrieving netstg2.img" portion

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-12-16 21:33:26 UTC
Will consider as time allows.

Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2004-06-16 16:15:17 UTC
Passing on for Fedora Core 2.

Comment 3 Rahul Sundaram 2005-08-14 02:35:56 UTC

Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2007-08-15 15:06:33 UTC
*** Bug 252224 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2007-08-30 21:48:45 UTC
*** Bug 243561 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Qian Cai 2008-07-19 15:31:26 UTC
*** Bug 455973 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Qian Cai 2008-07-19 15:37:53 UTC
Hi, any progress on this feature? It is a kind of annoy for users in places like
China, because there is usually no fast ftp/http mirror to use. It took
something like half of hour to download stage2.img file. Without any progress
information, those users are suffering from bad user experiences.

Comment 8 Andy Lindeberg 2008-08-27 15:31:19 UTC
This has been implemented in Rawhide. Please give it a try and let us know if you have any problems.

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