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bug #64034: Report errors when finding files rather than just aborting

Submitter:  Reuben Thomas <rrt>
Submitted:  Wed 12 Apr 2023 11:01:10 AM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
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Wed 12 Apr 2023 11:01:10 AM UTC, original submission:  

If `level1.ppd` is not found by `a2ps --list=default`, it aborts with an error, and no explanation.

A user writes:

- If some configuration files could not be found, "a2ps --list=default" should not fail, but should print where it looked.

- Actually, if a2ps cannot find its configuration files, it should print where it looked (without requiring additional commands).

This would be better! The problem is that the low-level routine `xpw_find_file` aborts with an error if the file is not found; instead, it should return an error code, and all its callers need to be adjusted to deal with the error appropriately.

Reuben Thomas <rrt>
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