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Old 03-17-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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Log for installed patches/softwares


Hi guys is there a log file in linux system where installed softwares or patches are logged?
 
Old 03-18-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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There is no such thing as the "linux system", it will all depend on the distro you're
looking at.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 03:48 PM   #3
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if you have redhat / fedora - You might

try rpm with following switches

checklog
-qa --queryformat "%{arch}\n" check out rpm.org


let me know if you were able to find information you were looking for - I might get you exact commands

I have exact commands but just wanted you to do google
 
Old 03-19-2009, 12:29 AM   #4
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On RedHat variants:

man yum

and you learn:

yum list recent
 
Old 03-19-2009, 03:06 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply guys im not actually looking for a command im just wondering if there is a certain log file in linux where i can find out if a patch or a software installation has been done
 
Old 03-19-2009, 03:34 PM   #6
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And again: that'll depend on the specific distro; there's no generic
patch log.
 
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afaik - Usually its yum.log - If you are backing up that file periodiacally - you may have something.
 
Old 03-19-2009, 05:51 PM   #8
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On Debian-based systems, /var/log/dpkg.log and/or /var/log/aptitude. But, again, the answer to your question as you have asked twice is "no" because you have not specified which Linux distribution.
 
  


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