[Aptitude-devel] WISH: aptitude: show log file inside

David Kalnischkies kalnischkies+debian at gmail.com
Sun Jun 9 11:59:10 UTC 2013

Hi Michele,

On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM, Michele Alessandrini
<m.alessandrini at univpm.it> wrote:
> Hi, when managing packages I often find myself looking at aptitude.log in
> another console, to examine what has been done during the last updates. I
> think it would be useful to have a menu item inside aptitude to show the log
> in one of the tabs.
> Thank you

I am forwarding this to the aptitude mailinglist, as deity@ is more concerned
with libapt-*, the apt-* tools and general front-end discussions than talk
about specific front-ends like aptitude.

That said, it might be interesting to know what the benefits of the
aptitude.log are now that we have /var/log/apt/history.log around for a while.
(Sorry for my ignorance, but I am dog-fooding, so not an aptitude user at all)
[Yes, code reading those files and a command to access them would be nice]

Best regards

David Kalnischkies

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