Bug#529540: Changelogs Missing on Security Updates
Okay, so, after reading the entire thread on this bug (yes, I should
have done that first), it seems that the changelogs are always present in
the package proper, they're just not always up to date on the server. The
tone of the response suggests this is considered not a problem.
When you press 'C' in aptitude to view the changelog for a package,
aptitude goes to packages.debian.org to snarf it down and show it to you.
This seems a perfectly reasonable way to go about it, and it also seems
perfectly reasonable to want to view the changelog before downloading a
potentially large package update. However, I confess complete ignorance on
the difficulties of keeping packages.debian.org humming along.
If it is indeed unreasonable to expect the changelogs on the server
to be in sync with the packages, then should I instead be filing a
enhancement request against 'aptitude', so it will fish the changelog out of
the packages proper?
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.30 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash