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



Also sprach Colin Watson (Mon 04 Aug 02003 at 06:19:34PM +0100):
> 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.)

Of course ;>  Although, I'd argue that I'd be missing alot of good stuff
if I hadn't let the other packages get upgraded -- sometimes, debian
asks us to trade good stuff for better stuff ;>


> > 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.

I thought that you, Colin, adhered to stable ;>

Yes, I have a mixed system, preferring to stay with stable; but, I need
certain packages from testing and unstable . . .

However, it is python-apt that has the problem with the non-existent
libapt packages.

Nevertheless, I have stable, testing and unstable in sources.list, and
depend on apt.conf and preferences to give me the right stuff.  Yet,
this is what I get:

   # sudo apt-get -u install apt-listchanges python-apt=0.5.4.3
   Reading Package Lists... Done
   Building Dependency Tree... Done
   Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
   requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
   distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
   or been moved out of Incoming.
   The following information may help to resolve the situation:

   Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
     python-apt: Depends: python (< 2.2) but 2.2.3-3 is to be installed
   E: Sorry, broken packages

   # sudo apt-get -u install apt-listchanges python-apt=0.5.5.2
   Reading Package Lists... Done
   Building Dependency Tree... Done
   Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
   requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
   distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
   or been moved out of Incoming.
   The following information may help to resolve the situation:

   Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
     python-apt: Depends: libapt-inst-libc6.3-5-1.0
                 Depends: libapt-pkg-libc6.3-5-3.3
   E: Sorry, broken packages

   # sudo dpkg -l python
   Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
   |
   Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
   |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
   ||/ Name           Version        Description
   +++-==============-==============-============================================
   ii  python         2.2.3-3        An interactive high-level object-oriented la

So, what am I missing?

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