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Re: [PATCH] Setup: clarify confusing antivirus log message
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Robert Collins <rbcollins at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 22:16:42 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Setup: clarify confusing antivirus log message
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Sun, 17 Aug 2003, Robert Collins wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-08-15 at 02:41, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > 'Nuff said.
> I don't think we need this.
> The log file is -not- readable without knowledge of setup. Any
> assumption folk draw from it need 'expert' review anyway.
> In short, this change is for folk that shouldn't be reading the log
I didn't think we needed this either, but there were a few people who did
read the logs (without much more knowledge of setup). Frankly, some of
the setup-related questions on the list result in a request to post the
log, and apparently some people do peek into them (after searching the
archives - whoohoo, somebody *is* doing it!). An example is
<http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-08/msg00761.html>. So I decided that
since we do write a reasonably verbose message to the log, we should
clarify it. Otherwise, let's make it cryptic enough not to arouse
people's suspicitions. Does the above make sense?
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