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Retrieve changes that closed a Debian bug

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If a Debian bug number is referenced in the changelog of an uploaded package, it is automatically closed with a generic message:

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of [package], which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

Random example.

This message also contains the new changelog entries, which helps having an idea of what was fixed, but is not as insightful as seeing the whole changes under debian/, especially if a patch was created or updated.

Is there a convenient way to get the full changes that caused a given bug to be closed?

The only solution I could think of is going to https://snapshot.debian.org/package/poppler (using poppler as a package example), picking the corresponding two versions' debian.tar.xz files, unpacking them and comparing the directories, which looks quite cumbersome.

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https://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/p/poppler/poppler_22.12.0-2_changelog contains the changelog for this particular package. It should be obvious how to change to a different version or a different package. For example, https://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/e/emacs contains all the changelogs for the emacs package.

There is also https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/poppler which contains a lot of developer information for this particular package.

https://serverfault.com/questions/174737/how-do-i-see-the-changelog-for-a-debian-ubuntu-deb-package contains several command-line solutions. The most straightforward is the apt changelog command;

apt changelog emacs

(This particular command does not work for the poppler package at the moment; dunno what's with that.)

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I'd like to see the full changes (1 comment)
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Quasímodo‭ wrote 11 months ago

Thank you for writing an answer. However, I'm afraid I wasn't clear enough. I don't want to see the full change logs, but the full changes, as in debdiff p-1.dsc p-2.dsc, usually the diff of debian/{rules,control} and so on.