Marius Mauch wrote: > By default, messages generated by elog, ewarn and eerror are recorded > in /var/log/portage/elog/summary.log (emerge.log is just a > transaction log, so best to ignore it here). einfo isn't recorded on > purpose as it isn't intended for important information (that's the > purpose of elog). There are some tools available to simplify reading > these messages, and there several additional/alternative delivery > modules available (by mail, IM or in package specific files), > customizable via POTAGE_ELOG_* variables. Don't know if you just > haven't been aware of this, or if you're asking for something > completely different.
I'm really proposing something different - in essence, the above is to obscure to really serve as a good official kind of readme source for users. There needs to be something simple and straightforward (and well-documented) as the official thing to look at if one is having trouble with a package. In the case I mentioned all it took was for that user to see the messages, but it did not occur to him that the info would be there. I could even imagine that einfo should be included in what I am suggesting, since it may not be important for logging, but might be nice to have, nonetheless. -Joe