On Tue, Dec 29, 1998 at 07:33:16AM +2352, Joseph Carter wrote:
> 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.
I don't see how it complicates something that is already done. It just
redirects what would normally output to the console to a file.
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