Peter Volkov wrote:
> Seems that we already have everything you dreamed about: 
> Take a look at PORTAGE_ELOG_SYSTEM. It even can send that messages by
> mail :)

This is all cool, indeed!  :)

I suspect, however, that most users have never played with these
variables.  I think that saving this info in the portage db or making it
more default/official in some way could be a great help.  The core
problem is, I think, that many users do not know where to look when
having trouble, so they may not even realize that what they need is in
the log info.

The reason I was phrasing it more in "readme" terms is that most people
can identify with that concept, and it could be made clear that there
exists Gentoo-specific readme info that is always available (regardless
of whether a user sets up the portage logging stuff).  The bare log
messages could exist as a minimal default for packages that do nothing
special to provide more readme info.


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