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From: Matti Bickel <mabi@g.o>
Subject: Re: [RFC] ebuild function to show package changelog
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 17:59:58 +0100
Angelo Arrifano wrote:
> 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?

No, please don't. I'm okay with it if your mean "at the end of
emerge -u <atom>", but wouldn't it be pointless to see what changed
*after* you just installed the thing?

The reason i'm against it is the complexity involved. You need to pull
down the source (up to hunderts of megabytes for openoffice), run
src_unpack and eventually src_configure phases. Then you need to know
where to look and what to show.

But i agree it's cool to know what i will gain from my daily emerge run.

As an alternative, let the ebuild provide a variable that points to
upstreams online Changelog or something, so you as a human can go parse
it yourself. But then you could also just take the HOMEPAGE variable
that's already there.

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