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How do I find out if new versions of installed packages exist without installing them via aptitude in non-interactive mode? Is there anything comparable to the MacPorts port outdated command?

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apt-get -u -s upgrade

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Thanks, exactly what I needed! – tamm0r Apr 17 '10 at 21:53

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