Joe Peterson wrote:
> 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.
>                                       -Joe

If you have a GUI on your system, give this a look: 
app-portage/elogviewer  That should help you a lot.  I been using it for
a good while and it works pretty well.  I do wish it had little flags in
the list of packages that have been installed.  Sort of a short and
sweet  notice there is something there without actually have to look. 
Maybe a red flag when there is something really serious to know and
other colors for other things.

Anyway, give that a look and see if that helps, if you have  a GUI.


:-)  :-) 

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