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Bug#628515: recommending verbose build logs

On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 04:39:33AM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Jakub Wilk wrote:
> > * Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>, 2011-11-26, 18:37:
> [...]
> >> I do not suspect there is a
> >> consensus for this.
> >
> > Why do you think there is not?
> I was guessing, it seems incorrectly, based on the lack of seconds
> or other discussion on this policy proposal.
> >> Some maintainers enjoy reading abbreviated build logs, where error
> >> messages and warnings stand out.
> >
> > Sure, that's why DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=noverbose was proposed.
> I personally think that DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=verbose would be better UI,
> because the cases where abbreviated build logs are most useful are
> during interactive builds (especially interactive builds by novices
> who are not accustomed to looking at logs and do not realize they have
> a choice about their format but may miss a warning).  In
> non-interactive builds, it is easy to set an environment variable.

I suppose we want the autobuilders to generate verbose log,
but I am not sure if we want the autobuilders to use a non-empty 
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS (and whether we can).

It is unfortunately possible than a typo in debian/rules only trigger
if DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS is set to some value.

Most packages will only provide verbose log, so it is rather terse
logs that are optionnal. So maybe the option should be

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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