The quietness of preupgrade

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Thu Jul 8 03:42:41 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-07-07 at 23:24 -0400, Robert Myers wrote:
> > It depends on what you mean by "hung". If we're talking about "in an
> > unforeseen state caused by a bug" then of course the HT prevents
> > detecting this reliably. However in this case I think the OP means
> > something more ordinary, "not finished yet because there's a lot to
> do".
> > This doesn't prevent giving a meaningful progress report.
> >
> If you think you know what you are talking about, perhaps you would
> consider a fixed-fee contract on a perpetual motion machine.

And perhaps you should share your wisdom with every programmer who's
written an installer that shows progress reports. I'm sure they'll be
glad to know they're wasting their time.


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