Originally Posted by knudfl
The command for a list with an install date for all packages :
ls -l /var/lib/dpkg/lib/info | grep list > list-packages.txt
( An alphabetic list.)
A list in install order (the last installed package in line 1)
ls -tl /var/lib/dpkg/lib/info | grep list > last-packages.txt
thanks for the reply
There is no directory called /var/lib/dpkg/lib in my system. But there is file called /var/lib/dpkg/info, which has
the following information.
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15K 2010-12-11 11:28 thunderbird.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 925 2010-12-11 11:28 thunderbird-locale-en-gb.list
Here the date shown is 11 december, which probably the date, when last update of thunderbird happened.
Coz, I am pretty sure that the first installation took place at least a month ago, and which is what i want.