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Re: apt-listchanges installed by default

On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 12:38:12PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:

> I just realised on setting up a new sarge system that we still don't
> install apt-listchanges by default. IIRC this was the plan, to make it
> default to only showing news (which it does) and then make it be
> installed by default so users got to see news items on upgrade. Matt,
> did you have a plan for how to get apt-listchanges installed by default?
> Maybe priority standard would be appropriate.

The last time this was discussed in detail, I didn't think it was a good
idea until I changed the default configuration, etc.  I made those changes,
and then posted a followup here:


The only blocking issue (to my mind) is that of elevating the priorities of
apt-listchanges' dependencies.  In that thread, there was also a question
about translation.  In this thread:


I agreed to implement whatever scheme could be agreed upon for translating
NEWS.Debian, but as far as I have heard, that has not been established.

On a vaguely related note, recently some folks have noted that the display
of news is not easily distinguished from the display of changelogs, which is
disconcerting to those who are accustomed to seeing the changelogs (it looks
like an incomplete changelog display).  I'm open to suggestions for
improving it which can be implemented in text mode; perhaps a header at the
top or something...

 - mdz

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