Bug 1077 - take UpdateInfo from the RPM changelogs by default
: take UpdateInfo from the RPM changelogs by default
: Sisyphus
(All bugs in Sisyphus/apt-utils)
: unstable
: all Linux
: P4 enhancement
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Reported: 2002-07-12 13:51 by
Modified: 2010-01-24 18:31 (History)



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Description From 2002-07-12 13:51:21
Then users will be able to see the changes introduced to the upgraded packages
by running \'apt-get --summary ...\' without downloading the pkgs. This will
not be perfect (because they won\'t be able to see the whole piece of the
chnagelog after the last installed version, only a fixed number of entries),
but this will be OK as the default behavior (now the UpdateInfo field remains

In most cases (like indexing the current Sisyphus) the last change (rpm
--lastchange) should be taken, but there should also be a possibility to
specify how many entries to include  (which release to start with; this can be
used for including UpdateInfo on CDs with updates).



I\'m not sure about the best place to implement this feature: either internaly
in genpkglist program, or with an external shell command in genbasedir (not so
effective at work).

To implement the advanced second part of the feature, we would require a
program to extract a piece of RPM changelog (not just rpm --lastchange, but rpm
------- Comment #1 From 2010-01-24 18:31:10 -------
* Sun Oct 25 2009 Alexey Tourbin <at@altlinux>
- genpkglist.cc: implemented "--changelog-since seconds" option
- genbasedir: implemented --changelog-since=DATE option