The quietness of preupgrade

Robert Myers rbmyersusa at
Fri Jul 9 13:06:33 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at> wrote:

> 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 try really hard not to be sucked into paying attention to long installs,
so I can't really answer your question.

> > 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?

Preupgrade is relatively new.  I assume that it's on a learning curve.

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