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Re: dpkg.log

On Thu, Dec 31, 1998 at 05:50:57PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> How would having packages send their install messages to
> /var/log/dpkg.log sound? It's pretty easy for a maintainer to just add
> '>> /var/log/dpkg.log' to the end of their output lines in postinst
> etc. Plus it let's the admin go back and see anything that may be
> important that usually just flies by the screen during huge upgrades
> and installs. Something like this:

> This also wouldn't require dpkg to be modified, just a policy change.

It has that advantage there, but I still believe it's not quite enough
and I would rather see this fixed right rather than just patching little
pieces in ways that complicate postinsts by requiring such measures.

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