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Re: How to find WHEN a package was installed

On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 09:50:26PM +1000, Peter A. Cole wrote:
> I need to find out when my perl version was upgraded, and I can use
> dpkg to verify the fact that it's installed, but I can't seem to find
> a way to display *when* it was installed.
> Any hints? Or am I missing something obvious in a manpage or
> something?

I'm sorry, but there's no facility in dpkg to log installations at the
moment: it's a long-standing enhancement request. You either have to do
it yourself, or use aptitude which I believe has installation logging

If the upgrade was recent, you may be able to dig out a date by
comparing /var/lib/dpkg/status, /var/lib/dpkg/status-old, and


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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