yum download estimates and stalls

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed Dec 9 17:11:02 UTC 2009

I don't want to make unfair comparisons to the famous bug in Windows
Vista[1], but it seems as if when a yum download stalls, then the
estimates can start to look a little large:

rawhide/primar 20% [-   ]  0.0 B/s | 2.5 MB 2046434610655583470384211558:24 ETA

# yum --version
  Installed: rpm-4.7.1-6.fc12.x86_64 at 2009-11-25 22:30
  Built    : Fedora Project at 2009-09-21 13:30
  Committed: Panu Matilainen <pmatilai at redhat.com> at 2009-09-21 12:00

  Installed: yum-3.2.25-1.fc12.noarch at 2009-11-25 22:42
  Built    : Fedora Project at 2009-10-16 20:44
  Committed: Seth Vidal <skvidal at fedoraproject.org> at 2009-10-14 12:00


[1] http://www.istartedsomething.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/vista47117days.jpg

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