[arch-dev-public] Please stop the install message insanity
iphitus at iphitus.org
Mon Jul 21 04:11:28 EDT 2008
On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow, I got blasted today with an 88 package upgrade on one of my
> machines, and this one really stuck out:
> I don't even know what is important anymore, so I just stopped reading
> as I'm sure most of our users do too.
> 1. *Please* use optdepends for things like:
> * mod_webdav : libxml2, sqlite3, e2fsprogs
> * mod_cml : lua
> * mod_magnet : lua
> * mod_trigger_b4_dl : gdbm
> * mod_mysql_vhost : libmysqlclient
> 2. Showing me these optional things every single time I install is
> stupid. Use optdepends and educate people to use -Qi.
> 3. If you are going to do an install message, at least indent it
> right. Why the heck was everything tabbed over here?
> 4. Don't keep one-upping every other install message to make sure
> yours looks important. The number of ++++++++>>>>>>>>> and
> ===========> and --------------> >> >>> !!!L#K!J#KL:!#KL:@#:%HKL: is
> getting out of control.
Was about time it was said, it's annoyed me a bit too.. like the extra
Btw, why do some people persist on
manually line wrapping messages...
any decent terminal and text editor
can wrap without any problems.
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