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#1 2006-04-01 02:46:30

occam
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pacman update helptexts

When updating applications with pacman, now and then text with important information scroll past - if there are more updates being done, and if a logout occurs that information is lost.
Or is it? The text exists SOMEWHERE but is it reachable for a user? And, if so, where?


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#2 2006-04-01 02:52:06

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Re: pacman update helptexts

you might be able to find it in /var/log/pacman.log -- not sure if all echoed output goes there though

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#3 2006-04-01 03:06:21

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Re: pacman update helptexts

Unfortunately - no.  My pacman.log just contains notes on packages that have been updated, when synchs have been done, and warnings on extracted ..pacnew files.


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#4 2006-04-01 22:19:29

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Re: pacman update helptexts

If you know which package the texts belong to, you can check the  corresponding folder in /var/abs.


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#5 2006-04-01 22:51:14

occam
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Re: pacman update helptexts

My /var/abs only contains an empty local folder.  The critical package is udev - I had time to read that one HAD to do some things before booting again..  Since my Arch session was interrupted, I am now using another distribution until I get the udev problems cleared up.


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#6 2006-04-01 22:59:37

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Re: pacman update helptexts

You need to run abs first. As root:
# pacman -S cvsup
# abs
Then search /var/abs for the package directory and read the *.install file.
In the case of udev, the file is  /var/abs/base/udev/udev.install and it says to read /etc/udev/readme-udev-arch.txt for instructions.

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#7 2006-04-01 23:10:44

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Re: pacman update helptexts

IMO just install udev once again and it will show You the msg.

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#8 2006-04-08 23:39:21

occam
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Re: pacman update helptexts

Thanks, Snowman - that solved my problem.


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#9 2006-04-09 08:24:24

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Re: pacman update helptexts

I think it'd be a good idea if there was an option to keep these in a log somewhere.

EDIT: Actually... It just occured to me that I could probably use "tee" to do this if necessary.


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#10 2006-04-09 09:10:49

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Re: pacman update helptexts

You don't need to keep/get an abs tree or use tee just to read the install files, they are kept by pacman - see /var/lib/pacman/local/<package>/install.

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