The quietness of preupgrade

Timothy Murphy gayleard at
Wed Jul 7 23:22:07 UTC 2010

I preupgraded from F-12 to F-13 today,
and it nearly all went well.
But I found the long periods when nothing seemed to be happening
off-putting, to put it mildly.

It spent 30-60 minutes "searching for storage" -
what is that about?
I assumed the program had hung, but I was watching the World Cup,
so didn't mind waiting,
and was amazed to find the program actually returned to life
just as the game ended.

It really would be helpful if developers could make sure
that some kind of message, even if it is just a row of dots,
comes up from time to time.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

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