>>"Behan" == Behan Webster <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Behan> Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
>> On 7 Oct 1997, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> > A time stamp at install/delete time in the status file for an
>> audit trail.
>> I think part of the Deity spec was to have a complete audit trail
>> of what was done, so you aught to get your wish. Please add it to
>> your spec :>
Behan> You're both right. There should be a way of getting the
Behan> install/delete date. There will also be a log of all packaging
Behan> changes made to a machine. The first can be read from the
Behan> second if we wish, or alternatively these dates can be added to
Behan> the dpkg database. Either way.
Right. But, as I mentioned elsewhere (I think -- my memory
seems to be going with moving into the new house), this is *not*
Deity's purview, since anyone can install packages using dpkg itself
(and there are a lot of people who are used to doing that). If Deity
can be bypassed (and rightly so -- it is just a user friendly front
end), the audit trail has to maintained by dpkg itself.
An audit trail maintained by Deity is likely to be incomplete,
and hence give a false picture of the environment -- which is worse
than no audit trail at all.
Behan> I can't find these dates shown anywhere in my UI spec! Drat.
Behan> I had meant to put it in there. I will endevour to do so for
Behan> the next version.
I think we should get the dpkg maintainers invlved in this ;-)
Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:email@example.com>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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