Subject: pkg/33876: package name is missing from build options message
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 06/30/2006 00:50:00
>Number:         33876
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       package name is missing from build options message
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jun 30 00:50:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Christoph Badura
>Release:        NetBSD 3.0_STABLE
pkgsrc as of 2006-06-26
System: NetBSD limiting-factor 3.0_STABLE NetBSD 3.0_STABLE (GENERIC_LAPTOP) #7: Tue Jun 27 22:50:21 MEST 2006 bad@limiting-factor:/home/bad/c/GENERIC_LAPTOP i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
When installing a package with build options a message is printed detailing
the possible values and the current settings. It starts with:

"The supported build options for this package are:"

This is fine if you are scrolling through the megabytes of log files
produced by installing only a few packages. But if you are lazy and
use sed(1) to cut the relevant message for the log files, you have
difficulties figuring out just which packages it is talking about.
E.g. install meta-pkgs/xorg.
Be more specific in the message. Use the actual package name instead of
"this package".