A simple mode for Debian users to help them select what packages to upgrade via “apt-get”.
Can hide libraries, minor version changes (1.0.0-X → 1.0.0->Y), shows ChangeLog, highlights “interesting” packages. Useful if you like to ponder about upgrading a package instead of just upgrading everything.
Needs apt-utils.el, browse-url.el and sudo (for starting apt-get as non-root).
URL: http://ignotus.hixsplit.hu/AptUpgrade.html (screenshot) [link dead on 2008-06-20]
Emacs Lisp file: http://ignotus.hixsplit.hu/apt-upgrade.el [link dead on 2008-06-20]