Retrieve changes that closed a Debian bug
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:
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.