[arch-projects] [pacman-dev] [ABS] Add --verbose flag to gem in PKGBUILD-rubygem.proto

matt mooney mfm at muteddisk.com
Tue Apr 26 04:40:43 EDT 2011

On 15:58 Tue 26 Apr     , talki walki wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 10:07 AM, matt mooney <mfmooney at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hmm, I think that I might have to disagree with you on the --verbose
> > option. While useful to some, I do not believe it is a good default
> > option. You lose sight of the bigger picture when using --verbose.
> I don't think so. What you consider makes you "lose sight of the bigger
> picture" is just a drop in the bucket compared to output of the building
> process of many C/C++ programs. Without --verbose, the output is simply:
> Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
> Successfully installed yajl-ruby-0.8.2
> 1 gem installed
> Installing ri documentation for yajl-ruby-0.8.2...
> Installing RDoc documentation for yajl-ruby-0.8.2...
> ... doesn't look too helpful, does it?

I agree the output is quite sparse, but --verbose is too far to the other
extreme. The amount and speed with which the output occurs blurs the divisions
of the install process and provides more details than most people probably care
to see.

> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 10:07 AM, matt mooney <mfmooney at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Also, you failed to mention in the subject, or body, that this patch
> > sets the binary directory with the -n option. Putting _all_ ruby gem
> > scripts in /usr/bin is questionable, IMHO; however, since gem's
> > default binary directory is /usr/bin and is unchanged in Arch, I will
> > add the -n option. Not to mention, I see this is being done anyway in
> > github-gem and this option is a much saner way of doing that.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > matt
> Yeah. I've noticed this redundant `mv' in several PKGBUILDs, hence the fix.
> I did mention it, in teh patch :P

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