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From: Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] is this newsitem worthy?
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:36:24
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] is this newsitem worthy? by William Hubbs
1 On 08/21/2016 15:31, William Hubbs wrote:
2 > All,
3 >
4 > take a look at the discussion on
5 >, in particular the last
6 > few comments.
7 >
8 > My question is, is the emerge action newsitem worthy as Mark suggests?
9 >
10 > Thanks,
11 >
12 > William
14 I think it is. I was scratching my head over some of these warnings, wondering
15 why no one has fixed some of them yet. For the less-used packages, such as
16 sys-apps/timer_entropyd, without a revbump, I'd not have thought that simply
17 re-merging the package on all of my systems would update the init script and
18 make the warning go away.
20 IMHO, such a change *should* have been a revbump, and, if that was the only
21 change to that package, that revbump should have gone straight to stable since
22 it doesn't really represent a significant change (and issues regarding such a
23 change should have already been worked out). OTOH, if there were other things
24 that could be fixed in a package, then pack this change into the rest and
25 follow the normal stabilization process.
27 As for the "--quiet --quiet" bit...that's a bit obtuse. The message being
28 output is only using an "ewarn", so it's not a critical error and should have
29 been squelched with the first --quiet. I'd either update the message to an
30 "eerror" to get attention or add a note about the double-quiets somewhere (or
31 add a new switch, --stfu, to do the job </smirk>).
33 --
34 Joshua Kinard
35 Gentoo/MIPS
36 kumba@g.o
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40 "The past tempts us, the present confuses us, the future frightens us. And our
41 lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between."
43 --Emperor Turhan, Centauri Republic


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Re: [gentoo-dev] is this newsitem worthy? William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>