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.