[pacman-dev] Questions about how to show messages (warnings, etc)
andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 2 10:47:46 EST 2013
On 12/02/13 at 04:22pm, Olivier Brunel wrote:
> On 12/02/13 16:17, Andrew Gregory wrote:
> > On 12/02/13 at 04:11pm, Olivier Brunel wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> So I'm working on changing the events callback as discussed earlier, and
> >> I'm running into some little issues (discrepancies really) when it comes
> >> to showing warnings/errors.
> >> As you know, pacman can show warnings/errors to the user; and when
> >> colors are used those prefixes will be shown in color. Except, not always.
> >> There seems to be some inconsistency when it comes to this, because when
> >> a warning/error needs to be shown, pacman can do one of two things:
> >> - show it right away
> >> - cache it and show it later, i.e. when the current progress will be done
> >> Now, when shown right away, prefixes are in color, and messages are
> >> shown on stderr.
> >> However, when delayed, there will be no colors (because unlike
> >> pm_vfprintf(), pm_vasprintf() doesn't add colors to the prefixes) *and*
> >> messages will be shown on stdout.
> >> Unless there's a reason for this I'm not aware of, I think that this
> >> should probably be fixed, as in have delayed messages use colors & show
> >> on stderr?
> >> As a side note, the FS#37711 that Andrew mentioned previously was about
> >> the lack of colors for creation of .pac* files, but it might actually
> >> have been a manifestation of this bug/discrepancy (i.e. when fixed, or
> >> if using --noprogressbar, one would have colors on those warnings already).
> > Allan already patched the color issue:
> > https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2013-November/018242.html
> Oh... okay so I'm using git://projects.archlinux.org/pacman.git to base
> my work, should I use something else?
That's right. The patch has only been submitted for review, it hasn't
been merged yet.
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