[pacman-dev] add message() function call for use in *.install/.PKGINFO files

VMiklos vmiklos at frugalware.org
Sun May 28 17:38:39 EDT 2006

On Mon, May 29, 2006 at 12:16:31AM +0300, ????? ??????? <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think all info messages should just be passed to front-end and it is
> front-end's job how and when to show them. So there should be speciall
> function for use in .install files instead of current echo stuff.
> As for indicating some progress for user: when there is some lengthy
> operation in .install it should be prefixed and postfixed with calls
> to special functions so user will see a message from front end like
> "Generating the initial ramdisk... Please wait." and then "Done" (or
> green checkmark in GUI :-D ).

you can do an

EVENT(trans, PM_TRANS_EVT_SCRIPTLET_START, "Generating the initial ramdisk", NULL);

then an

but when do you call them?

a possible solution:
the scriptlet is executed via popen() then you could parse the output:
if it is something like "task... " then you could call
PM_TRANS_EVT_SCRIPTLET_START and when it is "done." then

udv / greetings,

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