Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk
To: None <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/12/2006 19:28:09
Dieter Baron wrote:
> In article <> Roland wrote:
> : Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> : >>I cannot see any hint here. What about printing the warning (which is 
> : >>currently in config.log) also to the terminal, so the user can see it 
> : >>more directly?
> : > 
> : > 
> : > I don't know how to do this portably, but please feel free to modify
> : > the implementation.  Right now, there is enough information in the
> : > files that pkgsrc directs you to look at to figure out what's wrong
> : > and how to fix it.
> : For me, "echo foo 1>/dev/tty" has worked on all systems I know. Are 
> : there any counterexamples?
>   I don't think that is a good idea: if you redirect the build output
> (as e. g. the bulk builds do), this warning would not be redirected.
> One shouldn't break the unix convention of writing to stdout/stderr
> without a very good reason.

I thought of doing both -- to stderr and to the terminal. But since the 
packages will be fixed soon, this discussion is starting to become 
useless. :)