Re: How to find WHEN a package was installed
On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 11:33:57AM -0600, Rob VanFleet wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 12:13:00PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > 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.
> Does woody's aptitude have support for this, or just later versions? I
> looked through the man page and other docs and couldn't find anything
> about it.
I don't use it myself, but I think it's new post-woody. The changelog
isn't entirely clear to me.
/usr/share/doc/aptitude/README in version 0.2.14-3 says:
If this is set, Aptitude will log its actions when
installing, upgrading, or removing packages.
Simply setting this to a filename will cause output
to be logged to that file. The log can be piped into
a command by setting the first character to a pipe
symbol ("|") and the remainder to the command; for
instance: "|mail -s 'Aptitude install run' root"
Colin Watson [email@example.com]