Find the dates your debian/ubuntu packages were installed.

ls /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list -lht |less
Find when debian packages were installed on a system.

By: sufoo
2009-07-24 00:16:52

What Others Think

nice companion to dpkg --get-selections ! +1
bwoodacre · 635 weeks and 2 days ago
How would you join that with dpkg --get-selections ! +1 ?
sufoo · 635 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. . 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.
bwoodacre · 635 weeks and 2 days ago
there's also the combination of apt-history and metche... or so I've heard and lightly tested
linuxrawkstar · 635 weeks and 1 day ago
Well, this has been pretty helpful for">Beaverton pest control services so thanks a lot!
charlesevans23 · 32 weeks and 5 days ago

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