Configuring Gentoo to record einfo messages during the emerging of packages¶
The first file that needs editing is /etc/make.conf. This is where we tell the system what we want to log and where to log it.
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# This sets where to log # If you enable this a full log will be created at $PORT_LOGDIR and # elogs at $PORT_LOGDIR/elog. Useful to enable when debugging emerge # errors. # If disabled elog will be stored in /var/log/portage/elog by default. #PORT_LOGDIR=/var/log/portage # This sets what to log PORTAGE_ELOG_CLASSES="warn error log info" # This sets how to log # Other options availble see /etc/make.conf.example for details PORTAGE_ELOG_SYSTEM="save"
To make reading the data you are logging a little easier you may want to emerge a log viewer.
A user will need to be a member of the portage group to use this.
Hint: On running elogv press h to open the help menu
Hint: elogv can be used to manage/delete the files in /var/log/portage/elog
It is worth investigating a method of managing of the files in /var/log/portage
It seems the content of this location can be deleted if it is not required and will not even be created if $PORT_LOGDIR is disabled.