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Old 07-21-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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Can I save the history of synaptic package manager?


Is it possible to save the update/change history from the synaptic package manager in Ubuntu 9.04 as some sort of file? I mean, it saves that info somewhere... right?
 
Old 07-21-2009, 05:28 AM   #2
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/var/log/aptitude?
 
Old 07-21-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
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aptoncd will let you create an iso image of all the packaged you have installed currently, so tht you can re-install them in case of a re-install/fresh install.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 09:54 AM   #4
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/var/log/aptitude?
Only if Synaptic uses aptitude rather than apt-get for its back end. I believe that it, like KPackage, still uses apt-get.

A work around would be to rename apt-get & replace it w/ a script that would translate all apt-get calls into correct aptitude commands. Most would be trivial, i.e exactly the same, but a few are likely different & the negative consequences need to be protected against. "All" you'd need is a thorough understanding of the options available in BOTH commands.
 
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Thanks for the ideas... I found /var/log/apt/term.log. It's a bit more verbose than I wanted, but it supplies the update history.

Couldn't use the .iso print of my system, because I'm reinstalling due to user error with installing some of the apps.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 10:55 AM   #6
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Weird, I'm running SimplyMEPIS 7 & there is no /var/log/apt/term.log on my system. Maybe on 8 . . .
 
  


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