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Re: many packages need to be upgraded



On Sun, Dec 15, 2002 at 09:20:06PM -0500, Michael Waters wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 02:04 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > In the case of gcc-2.95:
> > 
> > gcc-2.95 (2.95.4.ds13-11woody1) stable; urgency=low
> > 
> >   * Upload to woody-proposed-updates:
> >     - Fix profiling for arm.
> >     - Fix internal compiler errors on s390.
> >     - Update Pascal release candidate 7 to final release.
> >     - Build the protoize-2.95 package again just in case that somebody
> >       relies on the protoize-2.95 and unprotoize-2.95 binaries.
> >     - No other changes to other compilers and architectures.
> > 
> >  -- Matthias Klose <doko@debian.org>  Fri, 13 Sep 2002 23:58:04 +0200
> 
> Is there a way of showing this info for upgraded packages before
> downloading them?

Most practical thing to do is use "-d" option with apt-get (download
only).

Then go to /var/cache/apt/archives/ and poke into package using "mc".

If it is OK, then install it with "apt-get" without "-d" option.  Debian
will not download package again.

YMMV.
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