View A Package Changelog Entry With Aptitude or Synaptic

Last week Aaron asked me if I knew the reason behind the latest kernel update, or if I knew where to find the changelog.  I poked around a bit and found that Aptitude, the command-line package management tool, has a changelog option.  If you’d like to see the changelog for a package before you update, or even after you’ve updated, you can do so with Aptitude.

Viewing the Changelog From The Terminal

Taking a look at the changelog for a package can be done at the command line by using: