[arch-general] Viewing changelogs for packages

Kaiting Chen kaitocracy at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 22:30:53 EST 2011

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:11 PM, Divan Santana <Divan at s-tainment.co.za>wrote:

> I'd like to view the change logs of new packages when new updates are
> available.
> I see pacman -Qc would display a changelog of a package installed.
> It seems that 95% of the packages(on my system anyway) don't have a
> changelog.
> Is pacman -Qc supposed to show upstream changelogs for a package or is it
> really for arch specific changes to a package? Is there plans to include
> changelogs in packages more in future?
> How do other users follow the changelog of particular package?
> I suppose just visit upstream package site's website and read what's new?

Yeah most of the packages don't have changelogs. You can use the web
interface to check out the commit history for the package in question to see
any Arch-specific changes. For upstream changes you'll have to consult
upstream. --Kaiting.

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