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Old 06-08-2010, 04:19 AM   #1
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Is there a way to see when a package (.deb) was installed?


Hi!

Besides to check the timestamp on a file, is there a way to see when a package was installed (ubuntu system), and if it updated a existing package, what files did it overwrite?

Ps. Not much info at all in my dpkg.log (empty) and my dpkg.log.1 (older than the last update it appears). Ds.

Ty in advance!

/Ravee
 
Old 06-08-2010, 06:44 AM   #2
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The command :
ls -tl /var/lib/dpkg/info | grep list > last-packages.txt

.. will save a text list with package names and the install time.
With the latest installed packages at the top of the list.


The command : dpkg -L <package-name>
.. shows all the installed files.
..

Last edited by knudfl; 06-10-2010 at 04:11 AM. Reason: Typo
 
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:45 PM   #3
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Fantastic! Cheers m8!

br,

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Old 06-09-2010, 03:04 PM   #4
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The command :
list -tl /var/lib/dpkg/info | grep list > last-packages.txt

.. will save a text list with package names and the install time.
With the latest installed packages at the top of the list.
..
knudfl, when I use the above command in Ubuntu 10.04, I get:

~$ list -tl /var/lib/dpkg/info | grep list > last-packages.txt
No command 'list' found, did you mean:
Command 'dist' from package 'nmh' (universe)
Command 'slist' from package 'ncpfs' (universe)
Command 'klist' from package 'heimdal-clients' (universe)
Command 'klist' from package 'krb5-user' (main)
Command 'listg' from package 'nauty' (multiverse)
Command 'hist' from package 'loki' (universe)
Command 'flist' from package 'nmh' (universe)
Command 'last' from package 'sysvinit-utils' (main)
Command 'gist' from package 'yorick' (universe)
Command 'bist' from package 'bist' (universe)
list: command not found

Am I doing something incorrectly?
 
Old 06-09-2010, 05:15 PM   #5
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Additionally the package manager (Synaptic Package Manager) has a history view of packages, it's just not very obvious.
Go to File->History. Then you can use the find feature in the popup window to search through histories of specific installed packages, or browse the whole history.
 
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@ jim_d , post # 4 : Sorry , typo.

It is of course : ls -tl

..
 
Old 06-10-2010, 04:50 PM   #7
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@ jim_d , post # 4 : Sorry , typo.
It is of course : ls -tl
..
No prob--thx for clarifying, knudfl--
 
  


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