[pacman-dev] scritplet output logging removed?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 02:18:59 EST 2007

On 11/4/07, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 :
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/7117#comment18667
> I thought this was worth mentionning, because if this scriptlet logging was
> ever reimplemented, it should probably deal with the %s issue.

Yeah, Jeff was working on this - I explicitly asked him to use puts()
for scriptlet lines, and NOT printf(). Though, now that I think of it,
we should do the same with _alpm_logaction (using fputs())

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