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Re: 'tty' output on kFreeBSD, etc. within sbuild

On 06/01/2014 12:39, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Alastair McKinstry writes ("'tty' output on kFreeBSD, etc. within sbuild"):
>> Can anyone answer the following question which is puzzling me;
>> I have a piece of csh code which gets called during the build of a package
>> i'm maintaining. it does the following:
>> echo "useful information" > /dev/tty
>> within the script. (stdout, stderr being redirected, I think).
> Others have explained why you shouldn't do this.
> If you want to bypass some redirection in the rest of your package's
> build system, you could stash a copy of stderr in fd 3 or 5 or
> something (eg, in the rules file, with 3>&2), and then write to fd 5.
> But perhaps more information would enable us to give better advice.
> Thanks,
> Ian.
Thanks, I've been able to adapt the build scripts so it is not necessary;
they just output to stdout.


Alastair McKinstry  , <alastair@sceal.ie> , <mckinstry@debian.org>    http://blog.sceal.ie

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