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From: Lindsay Haisley <fmouse-gentoo@...>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 22:37:41 -0500
Thus spake Jason Wong on Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 09:30:37PM CDT
> On Thursday 07 October 2004 06:17, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> 
> > 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
> 
> Having dabbled with Debian briefly recently, I was quite impressed with the 
> fact that an email is sent to the admin/root user which summarises the 
> "important info" that is displayed after a package is installed.

Hmmm.  This is a new one on me :-)  I track Debian testing on a couple of
boxes and haven't seen this yet.  This is very much the way it ought to be
done.

There have been patches for portage going back close to 2 years, that
supposedly work well and save output einfo, ewarn and friends to special
logs if the proper magic is done in make.conf, but for some reason they've
never made it into production Gentoo, and there's no indication if and when
they will.  I hacked functions.sh and emerge to output this information to
file descriptor 3 and this works OK for me for the time being, but I'll have
to patch these files again when the hacked files get upgraded.  It's about
the same, I guess, since the patches published on bugs.gentoo.org have to be
reapplied to each upgrade also.

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References:
What "just works" and what doesn't?
-- Donnie Berkholz
Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
-- Mike C. Fletcher
Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
-- Lindsay Haisley
Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
-- Jason Wong
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