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    Re: Install log? (Score: 1)
    by misc on Thursday, January 10 @ 09:05:29 GMT
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    My workaround for this is:

    looking at /var/cache/apt/archives/

    There you’ll find the downloaded and (potentially) installed packages. ‘ls -lactr’ may anwer your question.

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    Re: Install log? (Score: 1)
    by giraffen on Thursday, January 10 @ 10:23:09 GMT
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    I looked in the archives but couldn’t find anything, probably because I didn’t come up with the right word to search with. Do you have any pointers?

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    Re: Install log? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, January 17 @ 22:13:11 GMT

    Weird. I’m logged in as OmniscientFerret, but I can only post as anonymous. I can’t reply to the story either, just the other replies.

    You can track relevant changes in the packages status file; here’s what I use:

    egrep “^Package:|^Status:|^Version:|^$” /var/lib/dpkg/status |

    perl -e ‘while () {chomp; if (/^(.+)$/) {print “$1 “} else {print ”


    I track the output of this file, and aide checksums, using dated diffs. I use a combination of log files separated by date & a log file growing, with datestamps embedded. That takes a couple of dozen more lines… So I won’t post it unless asked.

    (Oh, and it isn’t pretty but it is functional. It just culls the relevant lines from the status file, and puts the info on one line per package. Er, and it has spaces at the end of each line.)

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