Subject: Re: Get rid of compiler message redirection to /dev/null
To: Lars Nordlund <>
From: Jachym Holecek <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/08/2005 01:09:13

> Quite a few of the packages are redirecting compiler messages
> to /dev/null. I fail to understand why anyone would want to have such a
> stupid default. Having just converted my desktop from i386 to alpha I am
> more than ever interested in what the compiler might have to say about
> the software I am running..
> Is there some easy way to change this behaviour?

Change build infrastructure of such packages, Pkgsrc is not the culprit.
I can only agree hiding compiler messages is counterproductive, at the

		-- Jachym Holecek