I'm running Ubuntu and I have a deb file installed. I've made deb packages before, so I know there is a debian changelog (debchange). Is there anyway to see the debian changelog for any package that I have installed? Assume I don't have access to the deb source file for this package, and I don't have the deb file available. I am able to install extra packages if needed.
Create a shell function with:
To extend on Janne Pikkarainen's answer, here is an alias that can be used to read the changelog.Debian.gz for any given package:
It can be used like so:
Please note however that this is a terribly hackish solution and is not recommended under most circumstances. A function or standalone script is a much better solution.
Here is a function that reads all available changelogs for PACKAGE:
Here is a function that prints a list of all available changelogs for PACKAGE and queries the user to select which one to read: