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Re: many packages need to be upgraded

On Sun, 15 Dec 2002 21:20:06 -0500, Michael Waters <stonin@rogers.com> 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?

You could go to packages.qa.debian.org and type in gcc-2.95 (for
example). It will then list for you the most recent changelogs, in
order of increasing age, along with other information. You can see
what version you are about to downgrade by doing

apt-get -s upgrade

or whatever. This is probably not the best way of doing this, but I
don't currently know of a better option. It doesn't seem to show the
version above, though. Possibly because it is a woody backport? It
only lists the gcc-2.95 2.95.4.ds13-11 changelog. HTH.

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