Ticket #18719 (closed enhancement: wontfix)
port should keep debug output when an action ends in error
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Currently, if someone runs a command without debug/verbose (eg, sudo port install python26), and it runs into an error, port will only print a limited number of lines. Quite frequently the key line causing the issue is further back than what port keeps.
Will attach some patches which attempt to keep all debug output in a temp file, which is deleted when port is successful, but when port fails, it tells the user to see that log file.
One issue is that the exit status will be 0 even on error unless you use -x, which is ticket #13918.
Note also that the macports.tcl patch simplifies the default ui_init some and actually fixes it for multiple channels (which appears to not be used as it doesn't work currently).