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Old 02-27-2007, 05:42 AM   #1
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Complete bash logs

Hello all,

I cleaned yesterday my orphan packages by installing and running an application called 'system-upgrade' in konsole, I seemed to clean some sound specific programs as well as noticed this morning my system can't produce any sounds.

Is there a log of some sort that let's me check what packages were removed so that I can restore those packages? Bash log or something? I checked the /var/log/ and my ~/ but they didn't have anything useful. The latter only contained the commands I have typed in konsole.
Old 02-27-2007, 06:11 AM   #2
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Bash (or any shell) usually only logs the commands you enter; the programs you run usually direct their (possible) own logs to a system logfile, which usually resides under /var/log (or your home directory, like you said). Did you check every file under /var/log ? If you're using Fedora Core, the job was most probably done using rpm or yum, so naturally you would read trough the Yum logfiles under /var/log (I'm not sure if rpm does logfiles there), starting from the end of the file where the most recent information usually lies. Yum should log at least some information about what was made, and I guess all of the Fedora's package tools (graphical ones too) use Yum to do the job.
Old 02-27-2007, 07:21 AM   #3
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Did you check every file under /var/log ?
I couldn't find complete bash logs from /var/logs/ but there was another log called 'dpkg' which went unnoticed... That showed what packages I had removed yesterday. I reverted the changes and sounds are working again.


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