[Yum] YUM to include changelog

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Fri Sep 10 00:44:15 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-09-10 at 10:01 +1000, Tess wrote:
> I've been asked by my supervisor why yum check-update can't provide the 
> change log info when it notifies of new updates available, without 
> having to access another site to see what the patch will do first before 
> proceeding with a yum update.
> I'm thinking this is beyond the scope of yum and within the realm of the 
> individual package developers, however has it been considered before? If 
> the change log could be viewed "verbosely" as an optional parameter, I 
> guess this would keep him happy!

in yum 2.1.X - using the repomd metadata modules

yum generate-rss

will dump the last 3 changelogs for the most recent packages.

the concept of 'most recent packages' is in flux at the moment,
though. :)


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