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From: Balaji Srinivasan <BSrinivasan@×××××××××××××××.com>
To: "'strider@××××××.net'" <strider@××××××.net>, gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-dev] A nice idea to improve portage
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 18:15:54
1 A better idea would be if portage wrote those messages to a file and we
2 could view it when we wanted. ie. We could have a showEbuildMessages or some
3 such program that showed all those messages and allowed you to ack each one.
4 I think this would be pretty useful as normally when i am fixing things i
5 dont have time to fix all of it in one shot...
6 Balaji
8 -----Original Message-----
9 From: John Robinson [mailto:strider@××××××.net]
10 Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 11:05 AM
11 To: gentoo-dev@g.o
12 Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] A nice idea to improve portage
15 > I know i know. there are some text at the end of the emerge that
16 > says what you should do.
17 >
18 > But when your doind multiple emerge's one after the other and you
19 > leave gentoo todo its thing. You don't see the text.
20 >
21 > So if there was a nice README file that explain the 'extra' setting
22 > needed on each dir in portage then it would make things a LOT easier
23 > and would be very helpful.
25 Honestly, I think I'd much prefer if portage just queued all of those
26 messages and displayed them at the end of the emerge. If that
27 information was in a README, you'd have to go, find, and read the README
28 for every package and dependency that you install. That's a lot of work.
29 Since portage is supposed to be non-interactive, it shouldn't assume
30 that you're gonna stick around watching the terminal while it does its
31 thing. ;)
33 - John
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RE: [gentoo-dev] A nice idea to improve portage John Robinson <strider@××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-dev] A nice idea to improve portage Marius Mauch <genone@×××××××××××××.net>