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Old 02-05-2008, 11:25 PM
Michael Pobega
 
Default how can I see version changes using aptitude?

On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 06:59:02PM +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 13, 2007 at 09:36:27PM +0300, Giorgos Pallas wrote:
> > Kelly Clowers wrote:
> > > On 10/13/07, Giorgos Pallas <gpall@ccf.auth.gr> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hello to everybody!
> > >>
> > >> When I was using synaptic, I remember that it showed the version changes
> > >> for every packet that was to be upgraded.
> > >>
> > >> Where exactly is this information hidden? How can I see it using
> > >> aptitude, or maybe another command-line tool? I searched the internet
> > >> but I can't seem to find something...
> > >>
> > >
> > > Do you want to see the current version number of the packages and the
> > > new version number? You can see that by using aptitude in interactive
> > > mode (invoke "aptitude" instead of "aptitude upgrade").
> > >
> > > If you mean you want to see what changes have been made to the
> > > packages, check out apt-listchanges.
> > OK, apt-listchanges was the answer. Thanks!
>
> FYI: You should also consider apt-listbugs
>
> Why install very buggy package either in command line or interactive
> mode:-)
>
> Osamu
>
>

Or you can try to edit your aptitude configurations:

in ~/.aptitude/config

aptitude::CmdLine::Package-Display-Format "%c%a%M %p %v / %V# - %d#";

Then after `aptitude update` run `aptitude search "~U"` and your
output will be something like:

# aptitude search "~U"
i A cpp 4:4.2.1-6 / 4:4.2.2-2 - The GNU Cpreprocessor (cpp)
^ Cur ^ New

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Old 06-28-2008, 03:27 AM
Gabriel Parrondo
 
Default how can I see version changes using aptitude?

El sáb, 13-10-2007 a las 21:36 +0300, Giorgos Pallas escribió:
> Kelly Clowers wrote:
> > On 10/13/07, Giorgos Pallas <gpall@ccf.auth.gr> wrote:
> >
> >> Hello to everybody!
> >>
> >> When I was using synaptic, I remember that it showed the version changes
> >> for every packet that was to be upgraded.
> >>
> >> Where exactly is this information hidden? How can I see it using
> >> aptitude, or maybe another command-line tool? I searched the internet
> >> but I can't seem to find something...
> >>
> >
> > Do you want to see the current version number of the packages and the
> > new version number? You can see that by using aptitude in interactive
> > mode (invoke "aptitude" instead of "aptitude upgrade").
> >
> > If you mean you want to see what changes have been made to the
> > packages, check out apt-listchanges.
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Kelly
> >
> >
>
> OK, apt-listchanges was the answer. Thanks!
>


The equivalent in aptitude is 'aptitude changelog package'.
Also, when you do 'aptitude *-upgrade' you can use 'c package' on the
"Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]" prompt.


Aptitude is so great once you learn it!



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