[pacman-dev] scritplet output logging removed?

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 04:50:14 EST 2007

On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 08:41:07AM -0500, Dan McGee wrote:
> On 10/18/07, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I just saw this was removed by commit ad691001e :
> > "Remove scriptlet START and DONE commands that we don't use"
> >
> > Since the comment doesn't mention the logging, I just want to make sure this
> > was intended and not overlooked.
> Hmm, another good catch. It looks like I did remove the logging
> unintentionally. I guess we need to incorporate that back in.
> HOWEVER, I'd like to hear opinions on this. I always thought it was a
> dirty hack to throw this stuff to pacman.log, which previously was a
> very clean and machine-parseable log file. Its now a big steaming pile
> of crap, in my opinion. I propose that we log these messages to a
> separate file, with some date stamps incorporated. Any objections?

I only saw today that the scriptlet logging wasn't always safe, and that
removing it actually fixed a bug :

I thought this was worth mentionning, because if this scriptlet logging was
ever reimplemented, it should probably deal with the %s issue.

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