[csw-maintainers] Error installing sendmail

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Thu May 31 15:11:01 CEST 2012

Excerpts from Peter Bonivart's message of Thu May 31 07:52:35 -0400 2012:

> For almost every bad situation there's an equally bad alternative.
> Pick your poison. :)

I agree with this and I think the current behaviour is actually the
least bad option that we have. 

If we log the initial state (package set) and the proposed changes in
some easily consumable (json, yaml) format, we could have a small tool
that could diagnose a failed situation so that it's easy to see what
needs to happen to recover.

The CSWpkgloghooks could help with this somewhat but might not be a
full solution.  If it would help, I could augment it to make it more
useful for cases like this.  The alternative is to put this logging
directly inside pkgutil and that is possibly better anyway.

Ben Walton
Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
C:416.407.5610 | W:416.978.4302

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