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bug #40487: "verbosity" != 0 in .gnashrc prevents commandline override

Submitted by:  Sandro Santilli <strk>
Submitted on:  Wed 06 Nov 2013 08:20:29 AM UTC  
Category:  core Severity:  3 - Normal
Release:  master Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Wed 23 Sep 2015 02:49:49 PM UTC, comment #3:

Note (as a reminder):
The committed patch #8752 makes command line-specified logging verbosity
override the configuration file-specified one.

It doesn't provide a way to override verbosity to zero yet; due to
complications written on comment 1 combined with the way Gnash
currently use libboost-program-options. It may require a substantial change
to accommodate the inclusion of `-q`/`--quiet` switch.

Also, the logging verbosity slider in Edit > Preferences dialog won't show
the overridden verbosity yet. (It still show the value in configuration file)

Gnash: 0.8.11dev (git f0f66ce 23-Sep-2015)
System: Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 Wheezy i386

Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>
Wed 23 Sep 2015 02:26:28 PM UTC, comment #2:

I like the -q idea to force verbosity to 0.
A Player category can only be added by Rob (are you reading this, Rob ?)

Sandro Santilli <strk>
Project Member
Sun 20 Sep 2015 05:34:06 PM UTC, comment #1:

Still reproducible under current git Gnash version; when non-zero verbosity
is set via Edit > Preferences, `-v` specified on command line are ignored
no matter it have a higher verbosity or not.

I have thought of two ways to resolve this; either...

  • A quick and dirty way: just allow command line `-v`/`--verbose` option to raise verbosity from the one set in `.gnashrc`. This one can actually be fixed using a one-line patch. Or...
  • An ideal way: make command line option always override verbosity set from `.gnashrc`. This one is slightly complicated, as...
    • Currently, Gnash reads verbosity from the command line before checking .gnashrc.
    • There should be a way to override verbosity to zero; a `-q`,`--quiet` option, maybe?

Gnash: 0.8.11dev (git 516a6ca 15-Sep-2015)
System: Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 Wheezy i386

Nutchanon Wetchasit <nachanon>
Wed 06 Nov 2013 08:20:29 AM UTC, original submission:

If "set verbosity N" is found in .gnashrc and N != 0 then you cannot raise verbosity with -v switch.

Pretty frustrating not to see debugs when runnign with -vv.
Commandline should always override directives.

PS we need a "player" category

Sandro Santilli <strk>
Project Member


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