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Re: dpkg.log

I'm (finally) catching up on old mail ...

Adrian Bridgett <adrian.bridgett@zetnet.co.uk> writes:

> dpkg-mountable does logging, but I havn't used it for ages so there are no
> logs left on this machine to check.  I believe it used a program called
> "script"...

It uses a version of "script" hacked to take a command-line rather
than just run the user's shell.

Unfortunately it ends up logging the *entire* install which, while
better than nothing -- and invaluable for troubleshooting -- doesn't
really achieve the objective here, which is to have an easy way of
presenting the installer with the few messages requiring their

Personally I'm in favour of a log file somewhere, which dpkg could
open on a separate fd:
  echo >&5 Don\'t forget to remove /etc when the installation is finished


Andy Mortimer                                 andy.mortimer@zetnet.co.uk
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