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Re: dpkg.log reworked

>> "WA" == Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@cs.leidenuniv.nl> writes:

>> One thing I also see in the future for this is if dpkg and friends
>> implement a non-interactive process for install, then when the packages
>> check for this type of install it could make decisions on where and
>> what to output messages to.

WA> I hope that future is not too far away, and I would hate to ask
WA> developers to modify all their postinst's twice..

With the dpkg-log layer, one can dump any output to it, and it would
find out, if it is in a interactive install and write the comments to
screen on its own.

You just have to change one packgage to implement this, not all. This
is prefarable :-)


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