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Find the dates your debian/ubuntu packages were installed.

Terminal - Find the dates your debian/ubuntu packages were installed.
ls /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list -lht |less
2009-07-24 00:16:52
User: sufoo
Functions: ls
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Find the dates your debian/ubuntu packages were installed.

Find when debian packages were installed on a system.

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nice companion to dpkg --get-selections ! +1

Comment by bwoodacre 374 weeks and 2 days ago

How would you join that with dpkg --get-selections ! +1 ?

Comment by sufoo 374 weeks and 2 days ago

You can use --get-selections and --set-selections to save and restore the set of packages you have installed so that you don't have to remember every minor package name, like in a fresh reinstall and you don't remember the name of all those latex packages you installed months/years ago.

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But their is no distinguishing between what the user wanted and what was also automatically installed because it was a dependency. At least with /var/lib/dpkg/info the .list files have timestamps, so you can see the packages sorted into groups by time and (in some rough order) by dependency.

Comment by bwoodacre 374 weeks and 2 days ago

there's also the combination of apt-history and metche... or so I've heard and lightly tested

Comment by linuxrawkstar 374 weeks and 2 days ago

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