[pacman-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] makepkg: clarify error when user passes -F

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Sun Sep 17 09:34:01 UTC 2017

On 15.09.2017 20:30, ivy.foster at gmail.com wrote:
> -		error "$(gettext "Do not use the %s option. This option is only for use by %s.")" "'-F'" "makepkg"
> +		error "$(gettext "Do not use the %s option. This option is only for internal use by %s.")" "'-F'" "makepkg"

This seems like a very straight forward change. It's generally better if
you commit less invasive/more likely to be merged changes first so that
they can be merged more easily. Right now this patch should raise a
merge conflict if merged without the first one because of the changed
exit line. You also won't have to carry it along each time you make a
change to the more complex patch.

In case you've never done this before: Committing like this can be done
rather easily if you have all the changes in your working directory and
then use `git add -pi`. When it asks you to stage the hunk, you can edit
the diff and take out the exit code change and then stage only the error
message. Then commit and make a second commit for the rest.

Obviously you could also just commit it afterwards, perform an
interactive rebase to reorder the history and then fix the conflicts,
but I generally follow the above approach when I have small fixes that
come up during creation of a larger patch. It also ensures that `git
diff` is usable during development and I don't have to track the
possibility of performing that change afterwards so I can't forget it.
Also what's done is done.


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