[Libreoffice] default build verbosity

Norbert Thiebaud nthiebaud at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 09:54:56 PST 2012

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Michael Stahl <mstahl at redhat.com> wrote:
> hi all,
> a recurring problem with remote debugging newbie build problems is that
> the default build is silent.
> i wonder if it would make sense to change that:
> with default configure invocation, build system outputs the full command
> to the terminal/log, and there is an explicit configure option to
> silence the build.
> so when newbies pastebin their broken build, it's much easier for
> developers to spot wrong command lines without wasting time writing a
> lot of pointless mails and such.
> actually for tinderbox builds there could also be advantages (though it
> would also make the logs a lot bigger).

One thing that would mitigate the size of the log in that case would
be to hide the 'untar' output, even in verbose mode
(put it is a separate file in misc/logs for instance)
un-tarring of boost, for instance, account for thousands of line of
pointless output in verbose mode...

even better, for gbuild, would be to store the output of each command
in a file (again logs/xxx) and only display it inn case of problem.
this has the added benefit of keeping the whole output together (*)


(*) and the added 'benefit' of allowing fairly stable eye-candy like
coloring the output

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