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Re: Rawhide updates



On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 11:20:39AM -0500, Philip Balister wrote:
> Um, this is the blank one we have received for the past coupe of days.
> 
> I've been rooting around bugzilla. Is there a good search to use to get this
> information?

I wrote this script a long ago to show the changelog for a bunch of
packages:

http://uberh4x0r.org/~yax/rpm/scripts/changelogs

I have a cleaner and improved version on one of my systems that I should
upload soon (it uses bash arrays, etc.).

You can provide names of package files or already installed packages.
Every package changelog is introduced by a line such as

*** zlib-1.2.0.7-2 < zlib-1.1.4-8
(package file version < installed package version)

or 

*** zlib-1.1.4-8
(installed package version)

The output is automatically redirected to less, which highlights the
lines containing package version numbers. Press n and N to go back and
forth between packages (entering your own search string will disrupt
this, search again for ^\*\*\*.* to restore it).

It's quicker to just try the script instead of having me describe it. If
you use e.g. autoupdate, grab the latest updates, then just issue (files
that do not end in .rpm are ignored):

changelogs /var/spool/autoupdate/*

Of course the script won't be of much help if you haven't downloaded the
packages yet and need the changelog in advance.

Rudi




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