ade at FreeBSD.org
Thu Apr 28 00:56:24 PDT 2005
Hijacking a thread for a moment, this is a plea to all of those
automated build error log analyzers out there.
Please please please grep through the configure.log (if any) for the
"obvious" part of the following snippet:
> checking whether build environment is sane... configure: error: newly
> created file is older than distributed files!
> Check your system clock
and act accordingly.
Bonus points for somehow convincing the controlling terminal (including
serial consoles) to show an animation of someone breaking a grandfather
clock with a REALLY LARGE sledgehammer with an (internationalized, of
course) rendering of "YOUR CLOCK NEEDS YOU!" below it, and then refusing
to send the email/PR/whatever.
Extra style points for completely taking over the terminal and refusing
to do anything until the contents of the ntpdate man page have been read
and recited back.
Maintainers of configure-afflicted ports would love you all to pieces as
grindingly similar emails turn up on a monotonously regular basis...
Hrm. Maybe we(tm) need(tm) a "Common Ports Building Issues" chapter....
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