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Package installer improvement


Post by chrispop99 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:23 pm

Having read that a new version of VLC was in the testing repos, I tried to install it last night from the PI. To a novice it might seem like the process had completed, but I still had the old version. I realised that the repo I was using hadn't updated, so tried again this evening, with success.

What happens if the package is not yet available is that a terminal appears very briefly on the screen, then disappears. I'm guessing the terminal would contain a 'package not found' error message. Is there any way under those circumstances that the terminal could remain on screen until the user dismisses it, in order that the reason for the failure might be seen?

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Re: Package installer improvement


Post by richb » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:04 pm

I had the same experience and the same thought of leaving the terminal open. You beat me too it.
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Re: Package installer improvement


Post by Paul.. » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:07 pm

Perhaps steal some code from the MX Updater, then? That's how it behaves...

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