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

On Jul 09, 2005 at 19:36, Goswin von Brederlow praised the llamas by saying:
> 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.
I'm wondering if this wouldn't be better added as a feature to
aptitude/synaptic, as people who would use apt-get or dpkg would
probably know grep. The people he was targetting are more likely to use
one of the package selection tools.

David Pashley
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.

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