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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] die/QA notice for do* failure?
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 14:59:52
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] die/QA notice for do* failure? by Arun Raghavan
1 On Sun, 8 Jun 2008 20:18:23 +0530
2 "Arun Raghavan" <arunisgod@×××××.com> wrote:
3 > We were just discussing if it makes sense to either die or issue a QA
4 > notice if one of the do* functions fail. It turns out that there's
5 > already a bug for this [1]. This potentially applies to all helper
6 > functions that don't currently die on failure.
8 This isn't as simple as you think, since quite a few of these utilities
9 are called using 'xargs' and so have to be binaries. Whilst Paludis can
10 deal with external binaries triggering a die because exheres needs it
11 (exheres has everything as fatal except where preceeded by 'nonfatal'),
12 I'm not sure that Portage can just now.
14 Also note that quite a few packages rely upon the current nonfatal
15 behaviour, so it'd need to be an EAPI bump...
17 --
18 Ciaran McCreesh


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