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Old 02-06-2009, 02:40 AM   #1
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Aptitude detailed information about updates (What changes made to packages)


Hi Everyone,

I hope this is the right thread:

I was just thinking it would be really good if when you went to upgrade/update packages if you were given a brief description of changes made for the packages that were to be updated or at least a direct link to a page with this info.

Does anyone know if this option exists or if I need to manually find the "Changelog"

Saludos
 
Old 02-06-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
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Hi Jim,
Are you thinking of apt-listchanges?
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:01 AM   #3
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Hi jdkaye

Thats sort of what I meant but what I really wanted is when I do aptitude update or upgrade or what ever that when it says theses are the new packages that will be installed to have the option of finding out what the changes have been.

Sort of like windows updates if you click advanced install it gives you a description (How ever useless and generic it may be) of what the update does/changes.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 12:22 AM   #4
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Hi jdkaye

Thats sort of what I meant but what I really wanted is when I do aptitude update or upgrade or what ever that when it says theses are the new packages that will be installed to have the option of finding out what the changes have been.

Sort of like windows updates if you click advanced install it gives you a description (How ever useless and generic it may be) of what the update does/changes.
But that's what apt-changes does. If I do a normal upgrade I will see any changes file before the upgrade actually takes place. It opens a vim type editor where the changes file is displayed. I have to quit the file in order for the upgrade to continue. The same for apt-listbugs: I see what the bugs for any package about to be upgraded are and decide if I want to continue or not.

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Old 02-07-2009, 04:19 AM   #5
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Thats exactly what I meant
 
Old 02-07-2009, 10:34 AM   #6
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Thats exactly what I meant
I'm glad you found what you were looking for. You will see that very very few packages come with these changes listed.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:19 AM   #7
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Its a shame they donīt. From my point of view using linux as my desktop I would like to know when new features are being added to say Kopete or what ever and when bugs have been fixed that may have been bothering me but without a lot of effort or time!
 
  


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