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Re: How to get changelog file for a given _binary_ package?

Marc Haber wrote:
> Hi,
> we use a number of backported potato packages and I am working on a
> script that sends me e-mail when a new version of these packages
> appears in woody.
> I would like to do this by periodically pulling the change logs for
> all packages that we have backported from the Debian web page
> (http://cgi.debian.org/cgi-bin/get-changelog?package=3D$package) and
> then comparing the version number with the version number of our back
> port.
> This doesn't work for multiple binary source packages - for example,
> for libdb2-util, the URL given above returns "No such changelog file".


lynx -dump http://packages.debian.org/libdb2-util
might do what you want.

Or add woody to sources.list and parse the Packages files locally.
I think you'd also need to run the development APT at people.d.o/~jgg
to tag woody so it isn't an install candidate.


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