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Re: Getting install time for an RPM



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Arjan van de Ven said:
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 10:21:00AM -0000, Gavin Henry wrote:
>> Arjan van de Ven said:
>> > On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 10:10 +0000, Gavin Henry wrote:
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>> >> Dear all,
>> >>
>> >> I have always wondered (setting here waiting for FC3 to install) how
>> the
>> >> install time for an RPM is calculated.
>> >
>> > It involves the square root of the median of the imaginary and real
>> > parts of the complex number that is composed of the MAC address and
>> MHz
>> > of your cpu.
>>
>> So do I need to convert the MAC address from Hex first? What angle do I
>> use for the imaginary number also?
>
> ah but that's the hard question, the angle between the moon and mars, at
> midnight of the last tuesday for which the (day of month + number of
> month)
> was an even number.

Angle between the moon and mars from which point on each? Center points I
presume?

Midnight on which Tuesday?

Tuesday 27th Jan(1)  = 28
Tuesday 24th Feb(2)  = 26
Tuesday 25th May(5)  = 30
Tuesday 27th Jul(7)  = 34
Tuesday 26th Oct(10) = 36
Tuesday 28th Dec(12) = 40


>
>> How does it know how many megs have pasted?
>
> each RPM has in the header the size of the (unpacked) payload, and the
> installer just keeps track of the rpms that are done vs the total.

Got ya :-)


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