[Reportbug-maint] Bug#548415: reportbug: Package upgrade information in bug reports

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Tue Jan 4 17:35:00 UTC 2011

clone 548415 -1
reassign -1 dpkg
retitle -1 please provide a tool to parse dpkg.log* files
block  548415 by -1

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 18:23, Mike Hommey <mh at glandium.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 06:20:46PM +0100, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 18:15, Mike Hommey <mh at glandium.org> wrote:
>> > Maybe a helper that the maintainer could ask the bug reporter to run. I
>> > sometimes as them to run reportbug --template $somepackage, that could
>> > be something similar.
>> mh, that would be nice! but do you think that's something up to
>> reportbug to provide, or more fittingly something dpkg can ship?
> I really don't have a preference.

Ok, so I clone this bug to ask dpkg maintainer to provide a tool to
parse dpkg.log* files. for example it would be cool to have an option
to have the last upgrade of a package like

  <date> <previous version> <upgrade version>

and probably a list of all the "relevant" events of a given package
(f.e., install, remove, reinstall, purge, etc etc). Mike something I'm
missing here?

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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