Why so long to install UnicornHat and why the Flash question?


#1

I wish to make a complaint! :)

How come it takes longer than the 1/2 life of the Universe to install the software!

I could do a full Raspian upgrade from the initial image to present day in a 10th of the time!!!

And why bother asking if I want to install Flask if I need it?

NO-ONE likes a prompt after 30 mins!!!

Disgruntled of Lancashire!!!


#2

Hi Disgruntled!

@gadgetoid is there anything we can do to expedite the install process? Or at least ask all pertinent questions at the start?


#3

It took 30 minutes?

I’ll have to run through it again, but I’m pretty sure I went through the same process on Thursday in about 5 minutes ( if that ) from a fresh Raspbian install. It doesn’t really install all that much, although there’s a compile that has to take place and “apt-get update” can be slow sometimes.

Asking all the pertinent questions up-front is logical though! Then at least if it really is that slow it can just tell you to grab a sandwich! ( In a neighbouring country )


#4

I may have,possibly,just a little bit,but not by much exaggerated ever so slightly
the time taken.

But then again, I fell asleep during the process so there is no real record
of the actual time :)

But asking all questions and then getting on with it would be a good
improvement so I can run it overnight next time :)
Slightly less Disgruntled after a nice pint of something called Chocolate
Porter with chillies :)


#5

I re-installed the UnicornHAT libraries last night and it seemed to take longer than it did a few weeks ago.