Subject: Re: [patch] Unified progress and error messages
To: Mark E. Perkins <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/19/2006 12:02:10
Mark E. Perkins wrote:
> Even better, IMO, would be to use the same leader everywhere, but to
> have the text for the steps indented more than the text for the stages
> (the additional white space helps even more to set things apart
> visually, which is part of what I think you are trying to accomplish):
> => Checking for vulnerabilities in pkglint-4.57
> => Extracting for pkglint-4.57
> =>   Required installed package digest>=20010101: digest-20050731 found
> =>   Required installed package perl>=5.0: perl-5.8.7nb8 found
> => Patching for pkglint-4.57
> => Overriding tools for pkglint-4.57
> => Configuring for pkglint-4.57
> =>   Setting compile-time constants for pkglint.
> => Installing for pkglint-4.57
> =>   Creating installation directories
> =>   [Automatic manual page handling]
> =>   Registering installation for pkglint-4.57
> =>     Checking for work-directory references in pkglint-4.57
> => Checking for non-existent script interpreters in pkglint-4.57
> => Packaging pkglint-4.57
> =>   Building binary package for pkglint-4.57
> or use the '===>' leader everywhere.

This looks really cute. Maybe we should make this layout the default. 
And if someone doesn't like this style (or should I say theme), {s,}he 
can configure it to something else.

.oO(pkgsrc themes)