Can someone point me at either a utility or web page that lists the history of a particular deb package for a given distro?


Package in question: g++-arm-linux-gnueabihf Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

I can find a page that shows the package's direct dependencies and recommended packages, etc, but I am looking for a history of when this packages changed over time - say in the last year.

I would love to see when the most recent version was released and some record of changes (new releases, not source level changes) for a given package.


For Ubuntu, starting from the link you give, you can find the package’s changelog by looking for the “Ubuntu Changelog” on the right-hand side. This doesn’t distinguish between releases; it will give you the full changelog for the version of the package currently in the suite you’re looking at. You can get an overview of the package in all currently-supported Ubuntu releases by going to the package’s bug reports (“Bug Reports” link on the right-hand side), then clicking on “Overview”; scroll down to the “Package information” section:

Screenshot of the <code>gcc-defaults</code> package information on Launchpad

You’ll find similar information for Debian packages in the Debian package tracker, e.g. here for gcc-defaults. The second entry in each “versioned links” line leads to the corresponding changelog.

Screenshot of the <code>gcc-defaults</code> Debian package tracker

  • Very helpful, thank you. – 111--- Nov 1 '19 at 19:09

You can get the history of changes through :

apt changelog <package_names>


apt-get changelog <package_name>

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