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Two days ago I upgraded several packages. I remember reading something important after the packages were downloaded and before they were installed, but only now I think any action is necessary. However, I can't remember the exact instructions I was given and am looking for the release notes to refresh my memory.

How can I find the release notes of the last packages I upgrade?

I have searched in these locations:

  • /var/log/dpkg.log
  • /var/log/apt/history.log
  • /var/log/apt/term.log

But these files don't seem to contain what I'm looking for.

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The log files you list will give you the names of the packages you upgraded. To find the changelogs, look at

/usr/share/doc/${package}/changelog.Debian.gz

and possibly

/usr/share/doc/${package}/NEWS.Debian.gz

for each upgraded package ${package}. The latter is what would be shown by default during upgrades.

You'll also find “upstream” changelogs and release notes, if any, in /usr/share/doc/${package}/changelog.gz and /usr/share/doc/${package}/NEWS.gz.

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