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2.4.4 Configuration errors

All errors in functions in the (geda config) are reported using one of two keys:

  1. File errors (e.g. “Access denied” or “File not found” are indicated with the system-error key.
  2. All other errors are indicated using the config-error key.

When a config-error is signalled, data part of the error arguments is a list containing one of the following symbols:


The text being parsed was in an unknown encoding.


The configuration data wass ill-formed.


A requested configuration key was not found.


A requested configuration group was not found.


A configuration value could not be parsed into the requested format.