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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 18:43:27 -0400
On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 18:17, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> Thus spake Mike C. Fletcher on Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 02:55:15PM CDT
> > Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > ...
> > 
> > >On the other side, what is really hard to configure? Where can we
> > >improve how we set things up when programs are emerged?
> 
> Here's a big one on my wish-list!  I think I saw a lengthy discussion of it
> in the bug tracker, or on one of the lists, and it looked like changes were
> in the works, but I never saw anything come down the pike that suggested
> that it was a done deal.  Maybe it's there and it slipped by me.
> 
> When I do a batch-emerge, such as 'emerge uU world', a lot of important
> informaton on various packages scrolls up the screen.  Some of this stuff is
> must-read info, or stuff that would save a lot of time and research if I
> could read it.  In Debian, with the ncurses debconf UI, I can swipe the
> important info screens and paste them into a file for review later.  They
> all have <OK> buttons so they stay until you dismiss them.  In Gentoo
> there's no way to do this.  I've taken to doing emerges with my fingers
> ready on CTRL-S so I can stop and read, or save off, important stuff before
> it's gone off screen and out of the scroll buffer.  Needless to say, this
> can eat up a lot of time.  It sure would be VERY nice if there were some way
> to capture all the output from einfo and ewarn during a batch build so that
> I could go do something else and come back when the job was done and review
> all the messages relating to all the installed or updated packages.
> 
> I'd really love for someone to tell me that this I'm a clueless RTFM idiot,
> that it's already done, and if I were half-way on the ball I'd be doing it
> already ;-)

It is still being worked on... there are a few preliminary patches out
there that do this, but nothing has gone official yet.  There's always
/var/log/emerge.log, though... ;]

-- 
Chris Gianelloni
Release Engineering - Operational/QA Manager
Games - Developer
Gentoo Linux


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