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YaST exit  after a packageinstallation appear as crash.

According to /etc/sysconfig/yast2

# The summary dialog is always displayed when an installation error has occured.

So, set value to summary is not useful, since the only time I need to read a summary is when something fail.

I think the best solution is to do as any other package manager on debian/ubuntu, mandriva, fedora, does,

just go back to "package search/selection" screen.

That means set as a default PKGMGR_ACTION_AT_EXIT="restart"



icons/user_comment.png R. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

Any feedback is better then simple exit without any notification what happened.  

Summary can be helpfull for some cases, but at the moment I test it so I can't say exactly what is good about it, or even do I want it as default, but I'm sure I want to see package manager after installation, as that is both, feedback and what I expect to see.

I'm sure that I'm not alone annoyed, when right after system installation, I look for additional packages, and every time I install something the dummy exits. Like he knows better what I want.

icons/user_comment.png m. p. wrote: (6 years ago)

so this would be:


icons/user_comment.png D. H. wrote: (8 years ago)

Absolutely have this the default.  I requested this as soon as I saw the aweful way YaST Package Manager behaved back in 11.1.  I also asked that settings be persistant (such as show debug packages) once set.  The way it is right now it really blows.

icons/user_comment.png C. s. wrote: (8 years ago)

Another vote yes.  The questions I get asked most by new users is... "What just happened to the software installer? Did it work? Why doen't this work like synaptic?"  Setting the default to a summary would be a HUGE improvement.  As well... offering an option within the package manger to toggle the summary off if advanced users don't want it would be very useful.

icons/user_comment.png C. s. wrote: (8 years ago)

Errr.. make that return to the package installer screen not summary :

icons/user_comment.png B. S. wrote: (8 years ago)

I don't think anything needs to be said about that:

The installer window disappearing, without close request, or feedback, is
not the expected behaviour,
in any system , period.

icons/user_comment.png M. S. wrote: (8 years ago)

I think the "summary" exit action is more desirable. But anything would be better than the current default of "magical, sudden disappearance".

icons/user_comment.png S. M. wrote: (7 years ago)

Since openSUSE 11.3 has been already released, I've changed the target product from 11.3 to distribution.

icons/user_comment.png a. f. wrote: (7 years ago)

any news here?

icons/user_comment.png R. D. wrote: (7 years ago)

It does "crash out" too suddenly, I have vague memory of it used to being left on a screen that always showed "SuSEconfig output" which was non-useful. Either a bug report had it changed (around 11.1 days), or one of the early Fate's.

What is really wanted, is a Tab logging what was installed & why, the things that were done, so you could undo them if you made a mistake, bit like YaST shows you an Installation Summary as a proposal, before doing it ie selected, required or recommended packages.

With that one can quit, review what happened (but noone cares about SUSEconfig, unless the output has unexpected errors, so do a diff of the log!!) or have button to continue package management.

icons/user_comment.png F. M. wrote: (5 years ago)

I always set to summary so that I know that it didn't crash instead of finishing. To me, restart and close are both bad.

Last change: 15 months ago
Score: 35
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