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Managing Debian Software with APT (apt-get etc)
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4.3 How to know what packages may be upgraded

apt-show-versions is a program that shows what packages in the system may be updated and several useful information. The -u option displays a list of upgradeable packages:

     $ apt-show-versions -u    
     libeel0/unstable upgradeable from 1.0.2-5 to 1.0.2-7
     libeel-data/unstable upgradeable from 1.0.2-5 to 1.0.2-7

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