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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.