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last build date of a package

>>>>> "David" == David Mosberger <davidm@napali.hpl.hp.com> writes:

David> This must be a FAQ but I can't seem to find the answer
David> anywhere: with "apt-cache show PKGNAME", I can get all kinds of
David> interesting information about a package.  However, I don't see
David> the _date_ the package was last built.  Am I missing something
David> obvious?  (Yes, I can go to the "pool" and check the date
David> there, but that's an extra step which I'd like to avoid.)

Best bet is to use dpkg-deb --contents and look at the dates on the
files.  The date isn't a field in the control file, so can't easily be
shown by apt-cache.


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