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Re: Pending setup patches (issue 2)

On 10 Mar 2003, Robert Collins wrote:

> On Wed, 2003-03-05 at 11:52, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On 5 Mar 2003, Robert Collins wrote:
> > > Other than that, please expand to address all scripts.
> > > Rob
> >
> > Rob,
> >
> > There is a design issue here that I'd like to address before I work more
> > on this.  I recall your comment that this should be tied into the logging
> > subsystem.  Unfortunately, this would involve a much more complex code,
> > with pipes and forks.  The same is true if we want "tee"-like behavior,
> > i.e. windows popping up *and* output going to a file.  The way this is
> > implemented now is the output stream of the script process is tied to a
> > file, but the limitation is that the file is written right away.  Do we
> > want a more complex design now, or should I just allow running a generic
> > script with output going to a file (for the moment)?
> >       Igor
> Hmm, I'd like the following idiom:
> generate to a file.
> copy the file into the log buffer.
> That will get the postinstall scripts into the log.
> How about that?
> Rob

Sounds fine.  I got the first part mostly done (it'll be a "run script,
output to file" idiom).  The second might take some time...  I'll probably
have to use mktemp() or something similar.
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