Is there a way to use dpkg to view a changelog between different versions of a package?
If I wanted to know e.g., why 'passwd' was being upgraded in a recent update is there a way to use dpkg to see what changed?
$ dpkg -l passwd Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-==============-============-============-================================= ii passwd 1:4.2-3.1 amd64 change and administer password an
It's being upgraded to 1:4.2-3.3...
But this doesn't apply to all deb based distros, and it's awkward for a quick look at what's new.