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Bug 778860 - sys-apps/portage: use [INFO], [WARN] and [ERROR] prefixes to ensure that severity of emerge messages is clearly distinguishable
Summary: sys-apps/portage: use [INFO], [WARN] and [ERROR] prefixes to ensure that seve...
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core - Interface (emerge) (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-03-28 07:11 UTC by Zac Medico
Modified: 2022-07-20 15:40 UTC (History)
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Description Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2021-03-28 07:11:30 UTC
Since emerge outputs many different kinds of warning messages, it is important to clearly indicate when those messages are non-fatal, in order to ensure that they are distinguishable from fatal errors. Maybe a prefix like [WARN] would be helpful for this.
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2021-03-28 07:28:13 UTC
The message from bug 472104 is one that might be displayed with an [INFO] prefix.
Comment 2 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2021-09-29 09:36:06 UTC
My elog PR should be good enough for this.  It's a bit of compromise between verbosity and short output as it uses two-letter codes but this should be good enough to distinguish them.