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Re: [p2-dev] pausing a p2 operation?

Hi Pascal J
“pause” an installation would mean: “pause downloading content”, and “pause installing content”, with a “resume” button making p2 continue the process of executing the provisioning plan.


Pausing a download would come in handy if you need to reboot, or go home for the day and want to continue your install the next day.

Pausing an install would also be nice in case the installation has to be halted, maybe you need disk I/O for something else and want to wait with the p2 install until later etc.


Does this clarify the request?

Ciao, hh





From: p2-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:p2-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pascal Rapicault
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 2:21 AM
To: P2 developer discussions
Subject: Re: [p2-dev] pausing a p2 operation?


Could you refine what you mean by "pause" and the kind of problem you are trying to address?

I have many ideas on what this could mean but I'd rather not interpret :)



On 2011-08-25, at 11:07 AM, Haigermoser, Helmut wrote:

Ciao @ll J
Our p2-based installer would benefit from a feature where customers pause the the execution of the provisioning plan.

I’ve seen other installers allow pausing the download phase , and now I’m wondering if we could implement the same for p2 as well…


Let me know what you think, I can easily kick off a bugzilla here but I thought I’d ask first to see if others would find this feature useful…


Implementation-wise I think the p2 core guys should have the biggest say in how this should work, I was hoping for a simple interface using the agent, the prov eventbus or the monitor, like “mymonitor.pause()” or the like…



Ciao, hh

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