Jon Dowland wrote:
On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 07:35:12 -0500, Michael Satterwhite <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 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. Thisis something I would like but I think is probably a long way off.
Sure you can, just hit 'C' when a package is highlighted[not sure if this works with stable/stable security updates, and I know it doesn't work with third party repositories]. Alternatively, install apt-listchanges and it will show you the new changelog entries for every package being upgraded[requires downloading the debs].
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