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Re: Best way to get upgrade list

On Mon, 2004-08-30 at 15:10 +0100, Jon Dowland wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 07:35:12 -0500, Michael Satterwhite
> <michael@weblore.com> wrote:
> > When doing package upgrades, I like to see what is going to be upgraded before
> > running it. I know several ways to get the list, but those of you who have
> > been around a long time probably know better ways. The goal is to get the
> > list, then decide on a package basis whether to actually do the upgrade.
> > 
> > As long time Debian experts, what do you consider the *BEST* way to handle
> > this task.
> I use aptitude, hit 'u' for upgrade. Packages which can be upgraded
> are then sorted under the top-level heading 'Upgradable packages'.
> However, you cannot (afaik) read the changelog entries from within
> aptitude before deciding on whether or not to update a package. This
> is something I would like but I think is probably a long way off. I
> tend to only update packages which have DSA's against them; and I
> subscribe to the relevant mailing list to get the DSA's as quickly as
> possible.

Assuming you are using sid, the debian-devel-changes mailing list
includes the changelog entries made in the latest upload. You can
subscribe to the list or read it on gmane.org.

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