[Aptitude-devel] aptitude 0.8.16 and no changelog and how to subscribe to know about mails to aptitude at packages.debian.org

shirish शिरीष shirishag75 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 01:14:29 UTC 2012

in-line :-

2012/1/25 David Kalnischkies <kalnischkies+debian at gmail.com>:
> Hi!

Hi all,
     First of all thank you all for responding and especially you
David for taking time and being verbose about my queries.

> 2012/1/25 shirish शिरीष <shirishag75 at gmail.com>:
>> but for some reason the changelog at
>> http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/a/apt/current/changelog
>> shows the updates till end of 2011 only.
> I think most services center around the version in unstable as
> experimental is just to flaky in general. Lintian errors for example or
> changelogs as you experience here.


> Currently, we (as in APT) are working mostly in experimental2 branch, so
> you can find the changelog here [0] but this might be subject to change.
> [0] http://anonscm.debian.org/loggerhead/apt/apt/debian-experimental2/annotate/head:/debian/changelog

cool, will keep look at that.

>> Also was wondering is there a way to subscribe the emails at
>> aptitude at packages.debian.org
> It depends which emails you want:
> If you really mean @packages.debian.org mails you can subscribed to every
> package you like at the bottom of their PTS site, for apt this would be [1],
> aptitude is [2], all others can be easily found by jumping to them
> (field top-right). More on the PTS and the work with it can be found
> in thelink Daniel gave you).

 my specific interest is in aptitude and whatever new uploads and/or
releases are going to be coming up for it.
I did look at the link that Daniel gave before and ran with it but had
some problems .

This is an email I got from owner at packages.qa.debian.org :-

> Subject: Your mail
> subscribe <aptitude> [shirishag75 at gmail.com] {=} <default,cvs>
<aptitude> is neither a source package nor a binary package.
It may be a 'pseudo package' or a mistake...

A confirmation mail has been sent to [shirishag75 at gmail.com].

> --
Stopping processing here.

Can somebody tell me what I did wrong ?

> If you are further interested you can subscribe to the mailinglist of the
> "deity team", which is responsible for APT tools like apt-get and friends and
> the libapt libaries [3], depending on your choices for your PTS subscription,
> most mails from there will also on this mailinglist (like new uploads,
> bugreports, …) and from time to time you will find human beings there
> discussing (big[ger]) changes.
> A similar mailinglist for aptitude can be found at [4].
> Both suites are strongly related as they share quiet a bit of code so if you
> want to stay on top of all changes you are better of subscribing to both,
> but this also means that you will be informed about changes which only effect
> one of the two (like changes to the dependency resolver or the user interface).
> Hope this helps to understand "this mess" ;)

;) thank you for taking time though.

> Best regards
> David Kalnischkies
> [1] http://packages.qa.debian.org/a/apt.html
> [2] http://packages.qa.debian.org/a/aptitude.html
> [3] http://lists.debian.org/deity/
> [4] https://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/aptitude-devel

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