The quietness of preupgrade

Timothy Murphy gayleard at
Fri Jul 9 13:43:20 UTC 2010

Robert Myers wrote:

>> Have you actually used preupgrade yourself?
>> If so, what was the length (approximately) of the longest pause
>> you experienced?

> I have used preupgrade multiple times on multiple boxes.

Then perhaps you can answer my question -
roughly how long is the longest pause you experience?
Also, if there are any pauses, where do they occur?

> I also just
> installed a bunch of other software that involves long downloads and
> installs.

I would compare preupgrade with other ways of installing Fedora.
I don't experience any long pauses with any other of the several methods
I have used (PXEboot, USBstick, hard disk install, etc).
All seem to keep me quite well informed about what is going on.
Is there some reason why preupgrade should be different?

Timothy Murphy  
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