Bug #16265

[INFO] output of Additional Software printed to terminal in the background

Added by sajolida about 1 year ago. Updated 10 months ago.

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See screenshot in attachment. This time it hits me while typing my password which is pretty bad...

I think that this was not happening in the first versions of Additional Software.

info-output.png View (37.6 KB) sajolida, 01/04/2019 10:46 AM

info.png View (84.8 KB) sajolida, 03/18/2019 02:37 PM

glitches.png View (117 KB) sajolida, 03/22/2019 10:18 AM

Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #14568: Additional Software Packages Resolved 12/11/2013 06/26/2018


#1 Updated by alant 10 months ago

This is expected behavior. If we don't like it, we can:

- set loglevel to WARNING so INFO is not printed
- fork just before displaying the notification, so less output is printed

#2 Updated by sajolida 10 months ago

I'm not against having this info printed out on the terminal. But I'm against having it being printed after I got the prompt back and thus possibly appearing in the middle of another useful terminal line. I'm attaching another screenshot to clarify that the bug that I'm referring to.

I actually care more about preventing this bug than about whether the info is displayed or not. So if fixing this it not trival, then maybe switching to WARNING would be better. But wouldn't this bug affect WARNING lines as well?

Maybe the proper solution would be to not give the prompt back until the whole process is finished.

#3 Updated by u 10 months ago

#4 Updated by sajolida 10 months ago

  • File glitches.png View added
  • Subject changed from [INFO] output of Additional Software printed to terminal to [INFO] output of Additional Software printed to terminal in the background

In attachment, some funny glitches I got today and that might be related.

#5 Updated by sajolida 10 months ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

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