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



Also sprach Colin Watson (Mon 04 Aug 02003 at 09:03:03PM +0100):
> On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 01:06:13PM -0500, Michael D. Schleif wrote:
> > 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:
> > > > 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.
<snip />

> >    # 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
> 
> You want to install apt from unstable as well, which provides those
> virtual packages. You'll need unstable's versions of libgcc1 and
> libstdc++5.

I don't think I want to do this ;>

   # sudo apt-get -u install apt=0.5.8
   Reading Package Lists... Done
   Building Dependency Tree... Done
   The following packages will be REMOVED:
     apt-utils aptitude synaptic 
   The following packages will be upgraded
     apt 
   1 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 29  not
   upgraded.
   Need to get 718kB of archives. After unpacking 4123kB will be freed.
   Do you want to continue? [Y/n] n
   Abort.

   # sudo apt-get -u install -t unstable apt/unstable
   Reading Package Lists... Done
   Building Dependency Tree... Done
   Selected version 0.5.8 (Debian:unstable) for apt
   The following packages will be REMOVED:
     apt-utils aptitude synaptic 
   The following packages will be upgraded
     apt 
   1 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 29  not
   upgraded.
   Need to get 718kB of archives. After unpacking 4123kB will be freed.
   Do you want to continue? [Y/n] n
   Abort.

I do not want to do without apt-utils, aptitude, and synaptic . . .

What else am I missing?

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