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Re: Stretch stable and jessie testing - repositories listed

> On Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:35:00 +0000
> GiaThnYgeia <GiaThnYgeia@openmailbox.org> wrote:
>> One thing I have not been able to find in synaptic or elsewhere is a
>> way to keep track of what has been installed and when.  If you know
>> where such a log habitates or can be created let me/us know.
> Try File -> History.

Most valuable piece of advice in ages.
A gift from the snail heavens, sometimes you can only find something if
you already know the lingo of what it is called. A log of the history is
kept there and synaptic reads it and reports it as history.
At /var/log/apt/history there is a log of the month and individual
archives of the logs of previous months.

Here is the juicy part of what I was looking for:

(Debian Bible/Manual)
2.2.9. Package activity logs
You can check package activity history in the log files.

Table 2.12. The log files for package activities
file 	content
/var/log/dpkg.log 	Log of dpkg level activity for all package activities
/var/log/apt/term.log 	Log of generic APT activity
/var/log/aptitude 	Log of aptitude command activity

 "The most violent element in society is ignorance" rEG

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