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    How to keep up with updates to testing and unstable?

    Does anyone know if there is a debian page that tracks what packages have been newly added to testing and unstable? I know where to find the entire list of packages that are in these trees, but I'm I'm only interested in seeing new packages and updates - something akin to freshmeat for debian.

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    Your best bet is to do the following:

    apt-get update
    apt-get -s dist-upgrade --------> This allows you to see the updates before you apply them

    O.T. you can also go here for updates ie. news: http://www.debianplanet.org/


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    Right. I pretty much always use the -s option. What I'm looking for here is not so much a listing of updates for my particular system, but rather a way to see what new packages have been added into the various debian trees or updated packages which I don't have currently installed. Debian Weekly News does something like this with it's "New or Noteworthy Packages" list.

    Now that i think of it, perhaps there is a way to have apt do this by comparing the new packages available to your old list after doing a "apt-get update". But i'm not sure about the synatx here.

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