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[Gnu-arch-users] small annoyance with new library stuff

From: Miles Bader
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] small annoyance with new library stuff
Date: 09 Dec 2003 10:43:39 +0900

[I'd normally file a bug report on savannah, but obviously that's not
an option right now...]

In some cases where tla is updating a library in order to satisfy a
request for a pristine tree, it prints the changesets as it applies them
[to the the library entry], in the verbose format that shows each file
changed.  [library-add _doesn't_ do this, it simply prints messages like
`* applying patch 1' `* applying patch 2', ..., which seems like the right
thing to do.]

This is _really_ annoying, not just because it produces lots of output,
but because it's very hard to distinguish that output from the actual
output of the command which needed the pristine tree!

E.g. in the following session:

   $ tla changes
   * found immediate ancestor revision in library 
   * patching for this revision (address@hidden/emacs--tiling--0--patch-32)
   D   lisp/.arch-ids/
   D   lisp/subdirs.el
   A   lisp/help-at-pt.el
   A   lisp/progmodes/grep.el
   M   src/xterm.c
   M   vms/README
   M   {arch}/=tagging-method

Looks like there were lots of changes, right?  Nope.  That's all output
from the library update; if I type the command again:

   $ tla changes

I see that there were actually _no_ changes!  Gah...


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