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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Call for agenda items -- Council meeting 2011-12-13
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:46:33
Message-Id: 201112051746.11995.vapier@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Call for agenda items -- Council meeting 2011-12-13 by "Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn"
On Monday 05 December 2011 17:13:26 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn wrote:
> Mike Frysinger schrieb: > >> Not all failures are errors, only errors are shown > > > > all failures as characterized by "ebuild called `die`" get shown -- > > portage dumps the entire log, thus your need to copy & paste the log > > file to `cat` is garbage. > > > > all "failures" that don't result in an aborted build (e.g. EAPI=0 dodoc > > on missing file) will get "missed". many of those are logged as QA > > warnings, but it seems default --quiet-build=y will not include these in > > the log summary. this might be useful to fix -- i'll poke Zac about it > > if he doesn't see this e- mail. > > > > otherwise, your statement is really way too zen to get anything > > meaningful out of it. post actual examples of what you're talking > > about. > > Attached you will find a build.log of trying to build cdrtools on > sparc-solaris prefix. Admittedly a bit exotic, but far from unique > incident. > > A moderately knowledgeable user would notice that something is wrong > from watching the build output for a couple of seconds. Portage however > proceeds happily because make returns exit status 0.
portage would always proceed. the only thing that would stop it is the user hitting CTRL+C. and that requires the user actually be watching the build output. perhaps they would be for a single package, but for general upgrades, i doubt you can rely on that. what would be more likely is they try to run `cdrecord`, find it missing, find the build failed, and then file a bug. that workflow really isn't affected by the defaults here. -mike

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