What did I just update?

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Wed Sep 29 19:05:39 UTC 2004

On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 12:12:43PM -0600, Nathan Palmer wrote:
> Ever since I installed Ubuntu I have been running the Smart Upgrade 
> through Synaptic once per day to keep my system up to date.  Most days 
> it seems like there are a lot of packages that it downloads and 
> installs.  Yet, 90% of the time once it's complete I can see no visual 
> different in the system.  There are ofcourse some exceptions to this.
> My question/comment is this.  Would it be feasible to be able to have a 
> brief description or list of changes for each package that is upgraded?  
> Of course I can see that if this information isn't already someone 
> readily available it would require every maintainer for every package to 
> put those comments somewhere.
> I just always ask myself whenever I finish my update.  "What did I just 
> update?"

Have you tried apt-listchanges?


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at canonical.com]

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