Re: synaptic: comparing repositories
On Fri, Jan 28, 2005 at 02:11:04PM +0700, David Garamond wrote:
> I have a Debian repository mirror on my filesystem. This is perhaps
> updated once every month or so whenever I am at the office (and thus
> have access to a high-speed Internet connection). Before I go start up
> the rsync script, can I see in synaptic what's new/changed/removed in
> the remote repository compared to my local repository?
Diff the Packages.gz.
I ran a command like this today:
zcat Packages.gz | grep-dctrl -sPackage | cut -d' ' -f2 | sort | uniq
and diffed two things like that to see what was different.