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SBN 03-17-2009 01:25 PM

Log for installed patches/softwares
Hi guys is there a log file in linux system where installed softwares or patches are logged?

Tinkster 03-18-2009 02:48 PM

There is no such thing as the "linux system", it will all depend on the distro you're
looking at.

asimba 03-18-2009 03:48 PM

if you have redhat / fedora - You might

try rpm with following switches

-qa --queryformat "%{arch}\n" check out

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 :)

emailbuilder88 03-19-2009 12:29 AM

On RedHat variants:

man yum

and you learn:

yum list recent

SBN 03-19-2009 03:06 PM

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 :)

Tinkster 03-19-2009 03:34 PM

And again: that'll depend on the specific distro; there's no generic
patch log.

asimba 03-19-2009 03:34 PM

afaik - Usually its yum.log - If you are backing up that file periodiacally - you may have something.

AlucardZero 03-19-2009 05:51 PM

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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