[pacman-dev] pacman summary!

smurfd smurfd at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 04:12:08 EST 2008

i have a suggestion,
like the suggestion i gave to the portage developers for the gentoo
"package" manager.

It would be really nice, if after a "pacman -Suy" or just a simple "pacman
-S <packagelist>" that you got a summary of all the messages that has been
spit out on the screen while doing the upgrade of packages.

If you upgrade several packages, say 100 of them or so, it could be hard to
read all the notices that every package spits out when beeing installed.

i mean stuff like :
*>>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
>>> ----------------
>>> If you use LVM2, Encrypted root or software RAID,
>>> Ensure you enable support in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf .
>>> More information about mkinitcpio setup can be found here:
>>> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mkinitcpio

>>> Generating initial ramdisk, using mkinitcpio.  Please wait...
Hope you like the idea,
and i dont think it should be so hard to apply.
cut all of the >>> things to a temp file and after doing the last upgrade
you cat whatever is in that temp file.. or something like that.

Best regards
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