ALFS shortcomings

Alan Lord alanslists at
Thu Sep 20 12:55:56 PDT 2007 wrote:
> El Jueves, 20 de Septiembre de 2007 20:01, Roger Merchberger escribió:
>> Having just gotten back into working with LFS on my new (refurb) dual-core
>> Turion lappy, I thought I'd really like the progress bar, until it hit
>> 100%, wrapped around & started over. That's when I figured out (correct me
>> if I'm wrong) that it doesn't show the status of the package being built,
>> it's just a graphical second count-off timer... am I right?
> Yes, it's only a time counter. 
> We can't know beforehand how many time a package build will take on a 
> particular machine, thus there is no proper way, at least that I know, to 
> draw an actual status bar :-/

This was one of my favourite features of nALFS: In the top "pane" you'd 
get to see the build process scroll by so you knew exactly where the 
process was... Now, if only you could do that with Bash ;-)


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