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Re: How to find WHEN a package was installed

On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 12:13:00 +0000
Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:
> 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
> support.
> 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
> /var/backups/dpkg.status.*.

Another possibility would be looking at the dates on the files for
the package in /var/lib/dpkg/info.


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