I've already mentioned this at some calls before, but this is actually
the right channel for discussing the idea.
I've seen many times before, that there is, for instance, a media layout
error, but we simply report that problem into the log and try to
continue. Usually it's nothing critical in our eyes. As an example,
we've recently seen that someone reported a missing Czech license in
installer. Ladislav found out that the license actually exists, but
wrongly uses "cz" instead of "cs" in its filename. The installer
actually reported a warning into the log. Something like "unknown
So, what is the problem? It could have been spotted 3 months earlier.
Plus it could have been fixed without us debugging the problem.
Proposed solution: In case of Y2DEBUG==1, raise an internal error or
rather show a pop-up error/warning message. This would not influence
common installations, but openQA would catch and record it. With a
little piece of work openQA could even skip it if needed. I would like
to have a separate Y2SOMETHING variable to control the behavior (by
default, X==1 in case of Y2DEBUG==1).
Obviously, this means more work now and from time to time for adding
such warning/error reports one by one. But that IMO pays off mid-to-long
term. At the end we could have more time to fix "our" bugs :)
What do you think?