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    WhyDoesntLinuxDisplayShellErrorMessagesIn a MessageBoxInX???


    why doesnt linux display shell error messages like "dependency not found" in a message box in x???

    this needs to be implemented quickly!!!

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    if you are asking the question why does linus show error then... well the answer is to tell you what is wrong. The error dependancy not found means that a program you are installing depends on another to function properly, and you must install the dependancy. Please post a specific question, or at least the actual error and what you are trying to do. a question as sweeping as why does linux have errors will not get you much in the ways of useful responses.
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    i am just asking why linux *does not* display shell error messages in a message box in x???

    it will make it much easier if you can see the error message in a message box in x, so that you dont need to run the app from the terminal to see it

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    it's not X that's the problem.. or even linux.. it's the fact that programs are written to display their error messages to stderr... most text output goes to stdout, unless perror() is called or the output is specifically dumped to stderr... if you really wanted to, you could write a daemon to catch all output to stderr and display it in a window for you.. the main loop would have to constantly fscanf() on stderr (or some other method of scanning stderr) and if it found something there, output it to a window..
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    o, gotcha, well, if you opened x from a ssh connection or the sort, with x pointed at the local monitor, you would see most error output, but logs contain errors should you be trying to solve a specific problem. Also errors are only really created by a program, not some higher linux mind that decides what errors will be created.
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