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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] ebuild function to show package changelog
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:36:19
Message-Id: 20100312153350.GA3970@linux1
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] ebuild function to show package changelog by Angelo Arrifano
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 04:16:05PM +0100, Angelo Arrifano wrote:
> Hello all, > > [Speaking as user] I find myself many times stumbling through package > ChangeLogs to see what is new/changed after a emerge -u world. As some > of you might agree, this is time consuming. > > What do you people think on a new pkg_changelog function that would > instruct the ebuild how to retrieve this kind of information from the > package? Most of packages have a somewhat standard place for it in the > source tree, so I guess a default pkg_changelog function could, in > theory, be implemented. > > This function could be then called at user request by means of e.g. > emerge --showchangelog <atom> or at the end of emerge update (controlled > through a FEATURES="show-changelog" or something).
Actually there is already an option for emerge to show the changelogs of packages that will be upgraded. Take a look at the --changelog option for emerge. It can be used along with --pretend to show you the changelogs of packages that will be upgraded. Thanks, William

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Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] ebuild function to show package changelog Angelo Arrifano <miknix@g.o>