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Old 07-28-2004, 01:17 AM   #1
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How to use apt-listbugs


Hi,

This questions will sound stupid, but Somebody can explain me how to use apt-listbugs? I have installed it. Also I do not understand the man page. I am newbie on Debian Sid

Thanks
 
Old 07-28-2004, 04:49 AM   #2
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Re: How to use apt-listbugs

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Hi,

This questions will sound stupid, but Somebody can explain me how to use apt-listbugs? I have installed it. Also I do not understand the man page. I am newbie on Debian Sid

Thanks
I do not think I quite understand your question do you not get the "checking for bugs" and if there are any the listing of them when using apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade. Apt should pause for you to answer y/n to continue usually I have a browser open if using a console window pointed to http://bugs.debian.org so I can check them out if there are any when running graphically or at the console itself you can use something like lynx to connect on another console then you switch back and forth between the two consoles. So to clearly answer the question you should have to do nothing to use it apt will display the bug list if there are any but you have to manually check it out if the short summary is not enough information for you.

BTW have you heard of apt-listchanges it is another nice little package to list the changelogs of the packages you are installing.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 07:52 AM   #3
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Thanks HappyTux for your answer. I asked because I tried to see if there were some bugs in my system but I could not to use some commands. So I have to rered the manpage. Also thanks for tell me about apt-listchanges. Would you mind give a little explanation?

Kind reggards
 
Old 07-28-2004, 10:09 AM   #4
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Man pages are not the only and, as you've already noticed, often not the best way to learn about new applications that you install. Here's a guide that introduces some alternative ways of finding the information that you need.

http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/tut...-help-sys.html
 
Old 07-28-2004, 12:23 PM   #5
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Originally posted by nacha
Thanks HappyTux for your answer. I asked because I tried to see if there were some bugs in my system but I could not to use some commands. So I have to rered the manpage. Also thanks for tell me about apt-listchanges. Would you mind give a little explanation?

Kind reggards
Ah I see where the confusion comes from it just works when using apt to install packages not once the package is installed. For that you have to go to the bug tracking system and track them down manually. Apt-listchanges works similar to the listbugs and the listchanges output comes after it when installed. It also waits for you to read the changelog(s) if any for the package(s) being installed then gives you the y/n choice to continue in case there is a change coming through you do not want to take place on your system. It is mostly boring stuff that does not matter a lot of the time but it comes in handy when config files start to get moved around or there are new methods of doing things being used, at least you get a heads up instead of wondering WTF happened now and just where did that go.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 03:16 PM   #6
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thanks Dead Parrot @ HappyTux for your help and teaching, and information.

Kind reggards
 
  


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