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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
Subject: Re: [RFC] ebuild function to show package changelog
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:33:50 -0600
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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