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Re: Bug#317430: ITP: apt-history -- logs the changes when installing

Nico Golde <nico@ngolde.de> writes:

> Ok it seems that I am the only one interrested in this
> package. I will close the bug.
> Thanks for your help!
> Regards Nico

Please don't. Rather do what people suggested:

1.) adapt the script to use the dpkg.log

The dpkg log is overly detailed and probably confusing to normal
users. Your output seems to be much pretier. Read in the logfile and
extract the relevant information. Can't be much harder than parsing
the status file.

This has also the advantage that usage of dpkg directly will show up
in your output.

2.) contact the apt or dpkg maintainers

Talk to them about inclusion of apt-history (or dpkg-history in dpkg)
in their package. People are against creating yet another package when
the functionality clearly belongs inside an existing one.


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