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"apt-get changelog" usage

I am trying to figure out how to use apt-get changelog correctly.
According to the manpage, when it is called without any further
arguments, as in

	apt-get changelog <packagename>

it should display the changelog of the installed version of <packagename>,
here however it apparently displays the changelog of the package version
that is marked as install-candidate by apt-get update but not installed
yet. From the manpage it seems to me that I would have to call

	apt-get changelog <packagename>=<candidate-version> 

instead to get the newer version's changelog.
In fact this behavior comes in handy for me, because the
install-candidate's changelog is what I want, but as far as I can see, it
is not what the documentation says.
Does anyone know, am I missing something here, or did I misunderstand the
manpage or why else does apt-get behave this way?



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