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Re: Getting the changelog (online) before installing

On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 02:05:37PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 01:39:40PM -0500, Phil Edwards wrote:
> > Yes, apt-listchanges is installed, but that only takes effect /after/
> > the upgrade.
> No, it takes place before the upgrade (after packages are downloaded).

Yes, but sometimes I *don't* want to bother downloading a package (esp the
bigger ones like teTeX) if I feel I don't need to based on the changelog.

> > packages.debian.org/foo doesn't let me view the changelog.  Neither do any
> > of the links at packages.qa.debian.org/foo.[*]  If I'm lucky I can find a
> > recent generated message which closed a bug, since that usually contains a
> > changelog entry and announces the new version.
> > 
> > 
> > How do other people do this?
> There used to be a changelog link from packages.debian.org, using the
> global lintian lab, but they have been missing for some time.  If they are
> ever restored, I'd like to add the capability to apt-listchanges to fetch
> the changelog without downloading the entire package.

That's be *so* much better. :-)


Life would be easier if I had the source code. -- YHL

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