possible to add pause feature to dist-upgrade?

Asked by Nobu on 2007-10-21

>It would be helpful, I believe, if there were a pause button on the distribution upgrade window of "update-manager". This would help for people who may
>have to disconnect from the internet for a certain period of time for some reason or, in my case, their router is crappy and starts failing after keeping
>constant 200k download rate(Overheats and begins to crumble basically). This 'failing of the router' forces me to cancel the upgrade before it fails or suffer
>the consequences of having speeds of about 40k all the way down to 0k per second for an extended period of time.
>I can, of course, cancel the upgrade and restart it, and it will start where it left off... But it does require me to redownload some upgrade files and takes
>longer than just pausing the download.
>Implementing the pause feature would allow people to disconnect their network connection without having to restart the upgrade program and would save
>people time in the long run. It would also allow people who have flaky routers, like me, to pause the download and give the router a rest every once in a
>If implementing this would be difficult, an alternative would be the ability to limit, on the client side, the download speed. While this would slow the
>download, in the long run it would decrease the total time it takes to get all the packages.
>Thanks for taking the time to read this suggestion/question. ^.^

Bug report filed as per Rodrigo Donado's suggestion: bug #155248

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Best Rodrigo Donado (frezeeer) said :


You should file in a bug, like this one:
I would use the words [Wishlist] in the summary, that way developers know what it is right away.
to file a bug just go to the left of this web a press: "Create bug report"

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Nobu (benjo316) said :

Should I change the format, or is it good the way it is?

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Nobu (benjo316) said :

Thanks Rodrigo Donado, that solved my question.

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Rodrigo Donado (frezeeer) said :


that is perfect, it really is good, now wait until the developers see it, and when they do be there to defend your point, and give ideas.