Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

On one currently can search for (taking precise as example):

  • precise (12.04LTS)
  • precise-updates
  • precise-backports

But how can one search for precise-proposed packages on-line? (I know that one can enable the repo locally, update synaptic and look at what changed, but I'm looking for a more trivial solution.)

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

If you don't mind looking at an "unofficial" site, try As seen in the image, proposed and several other filters can be used:

From the about page:

What is attempts to give a different view over software released daily for the Ubuntu OS. The information presented on this website is entirely based on data that is freely available at,, their mirror sites and other software repositories dedicated to Ubuntu. The collection and organization of the package data is entirely automated and no modification is ever made to the text of descriptions or changelogs. first came to life in October 2009. For those curious about it's internals, it's entirely implemented using the Ruby on Rails framework.

share|improve this answer
The filtering interface is a bit clunky, but gets the job done. Thanks! – landroni Jan 14 '14 at 11:05

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.