[Mageia-sysadm] Initscripts - Migrating to git and regenerating mdkconf.patch and further Mageia tweaks.

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Sat Oct 22 18:19:45 CEST 2011

'Twas brillig, and Thierry Vignaud at 21/10/11 14:18 did gyre and gimble:
> On 21 October 2011 14:24, Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
>>> Don't you think attaching a file rather than pasting 1000+ lines of log
>>> woud be more friendly to other people?
>> It's only 700 lines not 1000+,
> I don't know how you count but I count 1023 lines between first
> "git remote add mga" until last "initscripts-9.31-1 -> initscripts-9.31-1"
> (for a grand total of 1122 lines)

That's mail client wrapping/unwrapping. It's 700 lines of content
overall, but granted it ended up being more in the mail unless the mail
client didn't reformat it.

> Well there is: I'd to scroll down your 1000+ lines just to see if
> there was anything
> else after the logs...
> If it would have been a log file, I wound't have to.

True but then I want people to look at the output and give their
opinions as to if there was something wrong/dangerous/problematic in
what I did. If they are not interested in the topic they won't read the
mail at all, so either they are participating half-heartedly and not
reading the log, or they are helping. Either way it's the same task
needed so the medium is pretty much irrelevant.

>> Also if you want to refer/quote to specific parts of the push (as I did
>> in my other reply) then including inline is better and more considerate.
>> This is pretty much common practice for patch reviews etc (to allow
>> inline quoting).
> We don't speak about patch review but about repeteaed contents over
> 1000+ lines.
> This is off topic BS.
> Of those 1000+ lines, 814 were the same sendmail message again & again!
> What's the point of repeating it over 800+ lines?

Granted I could have trimmed that, sorry.

> If someone was interesting in "reviewing" them, having 5 lines
> would have been enough.

Not really. The whole point in the mail was that I was identifying
branches that had been deleted due to the push I did. 5 lines would not
be sufficient for that.

>> So it really depends on different peoples' definition of $CONSIDERATE.
> Come on...

I'm quite serious. It's a matter of opinion. I certainly don't
completely disagree with all your points, but they are still subjective.

But anyway, no real point in discussing further. If something similar
happens again I'll try and trim the useless sendmail output.



Colin Guthrie

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