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Re: Huh, gcc 2.95.3?

On Mon, Jan 01, 2001 at 11:58:04PM +0100, Matthijs Melchior wrote:
> > > To read the changelog I have to download and install it. But I don't
> > > like to install unknown compilers on my development machines. Especially
> > > since there is no undo operation for dpkg -i.
> > 
> > To read the changelog, you do not have to install it.
> Yes, this is something I want to know how to do.  The Debian changelog is
> available through the web access to the packages, but how do I get the
> upstream changelog that is also part of that package.... [Or to make
> the question even more general, how do I download the package list of files
> and than one specific file from that list...?..]

dpkg-deb -x package.deb directory # and you'll have the package's files
				  # extracted in directory/

See the manual page for more information.

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