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Re: How to find WHEN a package was installed

Peter A. Cole <peteracole ><at> bigpond.com> writes:

> Hi all,
> 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?


It is a non-conventional way, but check the creation date of the documentation

 $ ls -lstdr /usr/share/doc/perl
4 drwxr-xr-x   24 root     root         4096 Feb 27 09:28 /usr/share/doc/perl/

Hope this helps,


> Pete

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