#21082 closed enhancement (fixed)
Prompting about experimental packages: `sage i y`, `sage i n`
Reported by:  mkoeppe  Owned by:  

Priority:  major  Milestone:  sage7.5 
Component:  build  Keywords:  
Cc:  jdemeyer, embray, vbraun, kcrisman, dimpase, vdelecroix, novoselt, leif  Merged in:  
Authors:  Erik Bray, Matthias Koeppe  Reviewers:  Dima Pasechnik 
Report Upstream:  N/A  Work issues:  
Branch:  18ac798 (Commits)  Commit:  
Dependencies:  Stopgaps: 
Description (last modified by )
This is a followup on:
 #20884 closed defect (fixed): line buffering in sagelogger causes "hang" due to invisible prompt when installing experimental packages
 #21539 positive_review enhancement: make V=0 should silence the build  which solved the 'buffered prompting problem' by using
/dev/tty
This ticket adds options y
("yes"), n
("no") that get rid of user prompting for noninteractive installs of experimental/oldstyle packages.
Also if there is no controlling terminal, then n
is implied for experimental packages and y
is implied for oldstyle optional packages. (On Linux, this situation can be tested by using `setsid` (for Mac OS X: see here) or by using ssh without the t
option.)
The ticket changes the exit status from 0 to 1 if the user declines to install the package. Previously, the system would record a successful installation in $SAGE_LOCAL/var/lib/sage/installed/
.
Moreover, for experimental packages, sage info
no longer warns/prompts.
Instead, the package type is simply printed. None of our packages is so dangerous that merely viewing the SPKG.txt will cause harm.
Change History (18)
comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by
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035e1d8  A simplified approach to #20884

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by
 Description modified (diff)
 Milestone changed from sage7.4 to sage7.5
 Summary changed from Proper solution for warnings about experimental packages to Prompting about experimental packages: `sage i y`, `sage i n`
comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by
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comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by
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Branch pushed to git repo; I updated commit sha1. New commits:
b587aa4  sagespkg: Nonzero exit status if user says no to dangerous package

5f30555  sage info: Don't warn about experimental packages

9392c6a  sage info: Print package type

16cbbf2  sage i: If n provided, don't download oldstyle spkg

4b75f62  sage i: Handle n and notty situation

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by
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Branch pushed to git repo; I updated commit sha1. New commits:
787b962  Add 'sage i' options y, n to help messages

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by
 Description modified (diff)
All features described are now implemented. Ready for review.
comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by
Andrey, referring to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/sagedevel/5GXnV4tlMXw, could you check that this interface works for you?
comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by
Yes, I've started yesterday's version last night and it did go through experimental package installation. So I am for merging this although it would be good if someone else glanced at details.
comment:11 Changed 3 years ago by
 Description modified (diff)
comment:12 followup: ↓ 14 Changed 3 years ago by
In sagelogger
you have + SED=cat
and this should be SED="cat"
, no?
comment:13 Changed 3 years ago by
The documentation for y
should be more verbose about dangers of it, namely:
 breaking the installation
 accepting whatever licenses the package is under
comment:14 in reply to: ↑ 12 Changed 3 years ago by
Replying to dimpase:
In
sagelogger
you have+ SED=cat
and this should beSED="cat"
, no?
OK, please ignore this one.
comment:15 Changed 3 years ago by
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Branch pushed to git repo; I updated commit sha1. New commits:
18ac798  Warn about experimental packages in help string for y

comment:16 Changed 3 years ago by
 Reviewers set to Dima Pasechnik
 Status changed from needs_review to positive_review
OK
comment:17 Changed 3 years ago by
 Branch changed from u/mkoeppe/ticket20884squashed to 18ac798b02b66e6e3588d57e919544a9f0d443e1
 Resolution set to fixed
 Status changed from positive_review to closed
comment:18 Changed 3 years ago by
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The mixture of spaces and TABs to indent is annoying: #21792. Please review!
I'm probably not going to bother. Somebody else is welcome to take my branch and continue the work off it. I've wasted enough time on this.