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 <email@example.com> 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.
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.