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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
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.