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From: Lindsay Haisley <fmouse-gentoo@...>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 23:41:34 -0500
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 :-)

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