Bug 54390 - --print-errors/--silence-errors defaults miss some commands
Summary: --print-errors/--silence-errors defaults miss some commands
Alias: None
Product: pkg-config
Classification: Unclassified
Component: src (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
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Assignee: Tollef Fog Heen
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Reported: 2012-09-02 12:54 UTC by Michał Górny
Modified: 2012-12-11 22:09 UTC (History)
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Description Michał Górny 2012-09-02 12:54:48 UTC
The --help string states:

  --print-errors                          show verbose information about missing or conflicting packages,default if --cflags or --libs given on the command line

while the code actually lists:

  if (want_my_version ||
      want_version ||
      want_libs ||
      want_cflags ||
      want_l_libs ||
      want_L_libs ||
      want_other_libs ||
      want_I_cflags ||
      want_other_cflags ||
      want_list ||

So I presume that the verbose errors are enabled by default by commands which actually cause output. If that's the intent, the conditional misses some of the options:

- want_provides, want_requires, want_requires_private,
- want_variable.
Comment 1 Dan Nicholson 2012-12-11 22:09:42 UTC
Fixed in commit 86c45f0. Thanks for the report.

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