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Re: Diffing arbitrary deb-source packages

On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 02:37:16AM -0700, Tom wrote:
> I've installed apt-listchanges and started reading the associated bug 
> reports in changelogs when I upgrade unstable, so I'm doing a lot better 
> understanding what's going on with my packages.
> However, sometimes I find reading the source code helps me understand 
> the developer's comments better.  Is there any easy way to "view a diff" 
> of two versions of an arbitrary Debian source package?

If you have both source packages downloaded then you can use debdiff
(from the devscripts package) to do it. You can get the older versions
from snapshot.debian.net.

I don't think anyone's done a webbified version of this yet, though.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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