[pacman-dev] [PATCH 2/2] pacman-key: reduce verbosity of --populate

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Tue Jun 19 08:38:59 EDT 2012

Am 19.06.2012 06:42, schrieb Allan McRae:
> On 19/06/12 00:46, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
>> -				"${GPG_PACMAN[@]}" --import-ownertrust "${KEYRING_IMPORT_DIR}/${keyring}-trusted"
>> +				"${GPG_PACMAN[@]}" --import-ownertrust "${KEYRING_IMPORT_DIR}/${keyring}-trusted" 2>/dev/null
> Ugh...  I hate how mundane stuff is printed to stderr here.  Is there
> anything that can possible go wrong during this step that would actually
> require us to see output on stderr?

The problem here is that gpg outputs just everything to stderr here not
just errors. And this output is not even that helpful. It would print
something like "gpg: changing ownertrust from 2 to 4" five times.

I would say it's safe enough to suppress any output here. The only
errors I can think of is that either your gnupg homedir is corrupt
(which we would detect much earlier in the script or the ownertrust file
includes garbage. Wrong data wont matter here; gpg does not complain if
your set the trust level of a non-existent key here.

Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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