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Yast2 package manager: Save package selection on abort/cancel, recover/resume at

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openSUSE-11.2
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From bugzilla: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=506968

In the following cases, I happen to cancel a long yast installation/update:1) When I figure out I forgot to select a package for the big install/update.2) When I want to install a small package, but can't because yast is lockingrpm/zypper.3) When the internet connection is too slow, and I'd like to cancel it for nowand try again later.4) When I figure out the install will take longer than planned, and I want toturn the computer off and resume the install the next day.After each of these possible cases, I wish I could simply resume theinstallation from where it was stopped, or at least recover the packageselection I made, especially if it took me a long time to pick the packages.Steps to Reproduce:1. Open yast2 and "Install software"2. Spend some time select a lot of packages to install3. Click "Ok", and let the install run.4. At some time cancel the installation5. Restart Yast "Install software"Actual Results:  Frustraction, because at step 5, the package selection is gone (especially ifyou took a long time to pick them), and even though some of the packages havealready been installed, the rest of the selection (from step 2) must be doneagain.Expected Results:  When clicking on "Cancel" at step 4, yast saves the current package selection(or the to-be-installed list) into a temporary file.At step 5, when restarting yast, it tells that an install has been aborted andlets the user choose to recover the package selection from that point.Possible variations:1) When yast starts, don't ask anything, but provide a menu item or button toreload the backed-up package selection.2) When cancelling, the dialog could ask the user if he/she wishes to resumethe installation later. If yes, the package selection is saved, else it is justforgotten.

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icons/user_comment.png V. P. wrote: (8 years ago)

Sorry, it seems that the HTML editor broke my formatting when using copy-paste.

Here is the properly formatted version:

In the following cases, I happen to cancel a long yast installation/update:

1) When I figure out I forgot to select a package for the big install/update.

2) When I want to install a small package, but can't because yast is locking rpm/zypper.

3) When the internet connection is too slow, and I'd like to cancel it for now and try again later.

4) When I figure out the install will take longer than planned, and I want to turn the computer off and resume the install the next day.

After each of these possible cases, I wish I could simply resume theinstallation from where it was stopped, or at least recover the packageselection I made, especially if it took me a long time to pick the packages.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Open yast2 and "Install software"

2. Spend some time select a lot of packages to install

3. Click "Ok", and let the install run.

4. At some time cancel the installation

5. Restart Yast "Install software"

Actual Results: 

Frustraction, because at step 5, the package selection is gone (especially ifyou took a long time to pick them), and even though some of the packages havealready been installed, the rest of the selection (from step 2) must be doneagain.

Expected Results: 

When clicking on "Cancel" at step 4, yast saves the current package selection(or the to-be-installed list) into a temporary file.At step 5, when restarting yast, it tells that an install has been aborted andlets the user choose to recover the package selection from that point.

Possible variations:

1) When yast starts, don't ask anything, but provide a menu item or button toreload the backed-up package selection.

2) When cancelling, the dialog could ask the user if he/she wishes to resumethe installation later. If yes, the package selection is saved, else it is justforgotten.

Last change: 8 years ago
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