I love being able to see what my computer is doing. What most often frustrates me is when a computer is apparently busy, but gives me no feedback to be sure.
And I would speak of gcp in the same glowing terms I used with Advanced Copy, except for one strange issue: I get error messages when I try to use this in an X-less environment. 😯
For posterity’s sake, or for debugging purposes, this is the error message that appears in a virtual console.
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/gcp", line 678, in gcp = GCP() File "/usr/bin/gcp", line 205, in __init__ raise e dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NotSupported: Unable to autolaunch a dbus-daemon without a $DISPLAY for X11
It works fine in a terminal emulator in a graphical environment. But shifting to a console gives that error. I’m not good with debugging, but that’s a little sad.
Perhaps the issue is in the dependencies. Still, I’d sure hate to think that something as simple as a copy tool with a progress bar would rely on all of X to get the job done.
More than likely I have done something wrong. That’s usually the case. Yes, let’s blame it on K.Mandla. 😳
And I see a package called gcp in Debian, and that might be the same. Perhaps it works. Let me know if it does.
I looked for a bug tracker or some sort of feedback mechanism, but I don’t know if it’s available. In the mean time I’ll stick with Advanced Copy, even though gcp was quite promising.