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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 08:54:40 -0400
On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 00:41, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> Thus spake Chris Gianelloni on Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 05:43:27PM CDT
> > On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 18:17, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> > 
> > 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... ;]
> 
> Well yes, but emerge.log just says what was done, it doesn't record all the
> notes, warnings, special instructions, etc. which were put into the package
> by the gentoo devs and output using ewarn and einfo.
> 
> This is not rocket science.  e.g., in /etc/init.d/functions.sh, add the
> following to the definitions of einfo and ewarn:
> 
>         if [ "${RC_DOC_FD3}" = "yes" ]; then
>                 echo -e " ${GOOD}*${NORMAL} ${*}" >&3
>         fi
> 
> Then run 
> 
> # export RC_DOC_FD3=yes
> # emerge blah 3> /tmp/foo
> # less /tmp/foo
> 
> This could be spruced up a bit so that each ebuild declared itself to fd 3
> so as to identify each section of comments in the output, but this shouldn't
> be difficult.  One would have to remember to always redirect to fd 3 to
> avoid "bad file descriptor messages", but with a little effort this could be
> supressed, I'd guess.
> 
> Actually, this is so obvious that I think I'll just do it :-)

Honestly, this discussion should go to #gentoo-portage or to the
portage-dev list, since they're the ones that could make this happen.

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


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Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
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