Subject: Re: pkgsrc error messages
To: Johnny C. Lam <jlam@NetBSD.org>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/10/2005 09:55:43
On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 06:51:05 +0000
"Johnny C. Lam" <jlam@NetBSD.org> wrote:
> I'm frustrated with users reporting problems without providing enough
> information upfront. It's frustrating because there are times that
> I'd like to help, but can't spare the time to have a dialogue with the
> bug reporter. Also, I feel that there are many smart users that have
> the ability to begin debugging the problems themselves if they just
> knew where to look.
> I'd like to remedy this by making pkgsrc prompt the user for the proper
> debugging information to submit. Please review the attached patch,
> which adds the notion of error messages to make targets. I'm sure that
> we could improve on the error message themselves in the future, so I'm
> more concerned with whether this idea is worthwhile, and whether this
> implementation is good enough for our needs.
Sounds like a good idea!
Just a minor nit. When saying 'config.log', I think it'd be better to
put the whole path to it. And maybe just say this in the case where
GNU_CONFIGURE=yes (other configure scripts may not provide this log
Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
The NetBSD Project - http://www.NetBSD.org/