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    Install log?
    Contributed by giraffen on Thursday, January 10 @ 05:44:06 GMT

    Package Management
    Does Debian keep track of when a certain version of a package was installed? I've looked around in man pages and packages for programs that could answer questions like: When was package x upgraded to version y? Which packages have been upgraded since z? but haven't found anything.

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    Re: Install log? (Score: 1)
    by TheVoice900 on Thursday, January 10 @ 07:37:41 GMT
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    This has been discussed on debian-devel and debian-users a few times, but there doesn't seem to be a system in place for tracking package revisions currently.

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    Re: Install log? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, January 10 @ 15:39:42 GMT

    I think it will be coming back again and again untill someone just implement /var/log/dpkg-log

    I am not an expert in any way, but - is it really so hard to do ? I can remmember this discussed soooo many times - it must be sth extremly hard to add - I think... 😉

    BTW: Me - using SID - sometime would like to know which new package has broken things too... And what I really installed at last upgrade yesterday...

    Best regards

    Grzegorz Prokopski

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    Re: Install log? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, January 11 @ 00:50:18 GMT

    I guess we would need it to actually be able to use Debian in an ISO 900x environment. I would like to have this too - But its not as easy as it sounds - We need to log the tried/failed/half updates and the configures as a half installed package might be left behind on the system leaving the old daemon running.


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    Re: Install log? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, January 12 @ 15:03:46 GMT

    The closest thing I'm aware of is aptitude's log -- unfortunately, it doesn't keep track of *when* a particular event occured (d'oh!) I've been meaning to fix that for a while now..


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