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.
Make it an alias 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: