Better error message for mcron file loading

DoneSubmitted by Ahmed Khanzada.
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  • Ludovic Courtès
  • Ahmed Khanzada
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Ahmed Khanzada wrote on 14 Nov 2021 05:34
(address . guix-patches@gnu.org)
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I was a bit puzzled why mcron was failing; based on the error, I assumed
file permissions, and did not realize the actual problem was my faulty
syntax within a file.

Until we can get more detailed error messages in place, I propose this
patch to make the current generic error we have slightly more helpful.
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diff --git a/src/mcron/scripts/mcron.scm b/src/mcron/scripts/mcron.scm
index 4c5f7b5..3e581fa 100644
--- a/src/mcron/scripts/mcron.scm
+++ b/src/mcron/scripts/mcron.scm
@@ -93,7 +93,7 @@ $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not defined uses ~/.config/cron instead)."
                               "/cron")))
     (when (eq? 2 errors)
       (mcron-error 13
-        "Cannot read files in your ~/.config/cron (or ~/.cron) directory."))))
+        "There was an error reading files in your ~/.config/cron (or ~/.cron) directory. Double-check the folder and file permissions and syntax."))))
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 17 Nov 2021 17:09
(name . Ahmed Khanzada)(address . me@enzu.ru)(address . 51829@debbugs.gnu.org)
877dd6vk5j.fsf@gnu.org
Hi,

Ahmed Khanzada <me@enzu.ru> skribis:

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> I was a bit puzzled why mcron was failing; based on the error, I assumed
> file permissions, and did not realize the actual problem was my faulty
> syntax within a file.
>
> Until we can get more detailed error messages in place, I propose this
> patch to make the current generic error we have slightly more helpful.
>
> diff --git a/src/mcron/scripts/mcron.scm b/src/mcron/scripts/mcron.scm

Could you send this patch to bug-mcron@gnu.org?

Thanks,
Ludo’.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 17 Nov 2021 17:09
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