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

Raphael Hertzog hertzog at debian.org
Wed Jan 5 07:58:53 UTC 2011


On Tue, 04 Jan 2011, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> 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?

I don't think we're going to ship anything like this in the near future.

But Enrico Zini was interested in adding this information in the
apt-xapian-index database. We have added a feature in the master branch so
that he can get the status information in real time.

Maybe you could reuse the information stored there once it's implemented?
Ccing Enrico so that he can comment too.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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