pmatilai at welho.com
Thu Nov 20 00:10:43 UTC 2003
On Tue, 2003-11-18 at 16:46, Bill Anderson wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-11-17 at 08:55, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 07:39:05AM -0700, Bill Anderson wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2003-11-10 at 13:15, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > > > On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 13:15:22 -0500, Lamar Owen wrote:
> > > ...
> > > > > And that's what changelogs are for.
> > > >
> > > > What a great idea! :-/ Let package users search through spec
> > > > changelogs to find out whether there's anything special about a
> > > > package. Because you and me do that, it should not be *the*
> > > > recommended way.
> > >
> > > Actually, I think RPM itself should provide an option to get that
> > > changelog out. If it were (perhaps just the changes from the last
> > > release) then the tools could provide that information.
> > rpm provides --changelog for this, examples:
> > rpm -q --changelog XFree86 | head
> > rpm -qp --changelog package.rpm | head
> Sweet. When did that happen, I don't remember it? :)
> Ahh who cares, it's there. Now if the update tools would incorporate
> this so you can see why you should upgrade something, that'd be sweet.
apt-listchanges can do that, but dunno if it's been packaged for Fedora
anywhere (doing that is somewhere down on my todo list actually)
Also I've a Lua-script for apt which will show you the changes *after*
upgrading, apt-listchanges shows them before committing to upgrade which
I think you're after.
- Panu -
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