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From: Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn <chithanh@g.o>
Subject: Re: Call for agenda items -- Council meeting 2011-12-13
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 23:55:28 +0100
Mike Frysinger schrieb:
>> 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

In versions prior to cdrecord-3.00 it was actually the case that nothing
at all was installed. That would cause patrick to notice and scroll back
up in his terminal buffer now to see wtf went wrong.

Since 3.00 it installs a cdrecord binary that runs but doesn't actually
talk to hardware. Fun.


Best regards,
Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyen


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