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Old 12-16-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
davcefai
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Updates Descriptions


I came to Debian from Mandrake because it is a more free distro. Free as in "upgrade without having to buy a new set of discs."

There are some things I miss and one of them is knowing the reasons for an update.

In Mandrake's update tool you get a short description of the reason for the update and a terse changelog. I've not found anything similar in Debian. Is there one?
 
Old 12-16-2005, 02:01 AM   #2
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apt-get update
then
apt-get -u upgrade

Upgrading to a new release:
apt-get -u dist-upgrade

More info:
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html
 
Old 12-16-2005, 02:59 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by davcefai
I came to Debian from Mandrake because it is a more free distro. Free as in "upgrade without having to buy a new set of discs."

There are some things I miss and one of them is knowing the reasons for an update.

In Mandrake's update tool you get a short description of the reason for the update and a terse changelog. I've not found anything similar in Debian. Is there one?
If you are using apt then install apt-listchanges and you will get to see the change logs when updating. I believe it works with aptitude as well and while your at it you may want to install apt-listbugs to check the bug reports.
 
  


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