[pacman-dev] pacman summary!

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Dec 10 04:20:05 EST 2008

smurfd wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> /smurfd

So looking at /var/log/pacman.log is not enough?


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