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Re: Easy/Fast way to view a package's debian/changelog

On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 09:57:39AM -0500, Michael D. Schleif wrote:
> Also sprach Colin Watson (Mon 04 Aug 02003 at 03:16:03PM +0100):
> > On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 04:00:48PM +0200, Henning Moll wrote:
> > > Sometimes when there is a new version (not upstream version, internal
> > > debian version only) i would like to know about the changes.
> > > 
> > > Is there any other way to view debian/changelog than to download the
> > > source package?
> > 
> > Have you tried installing and using apt-listchanges? It does require
> > downloaded packages, but hooks into apt so that you don't have to do so
> > by hand.
> Normally, I'd agree with you.  However, apt-listchanges was
> automagically removed from my boxen several months ago.

(Only because you said yes to something asking you whether it was
allowed to do that, I should imagine.)

> Worse, installing apt-listchanges depends on python-apt, which -- in
> turn -- depends on two (2) virtual packages that do *not* exist:
>    libapt-inst-libc6.3-5-1.0
>    libapt-pkg-libc6.3-5-3.3

You're using testing, I bet. Bits of the dependency tree above apt are
broken there at the moment. It was nearly fixed recently but ran into
glibc problems due to a mistake.

Unstable is fine, though.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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