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Re: Package install history - logs etc ?




On Monday, December 03, 2018 10:21:44 AM Brian wrote:
> On Mon 03 Dec 2018 at 14:57:53 +0000, Curt wrote:
> > On 2018-12-03, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx <rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Monday, December 03, 2018 06:02:05 AM Steve Kemp wrote:
> > >> > Is there anywhere else I should look?
> > >> > 
> > >>   Take a look at /var/log/dpkg.log* too.
> > > 
> > > (I am not the OP.)  Is there a special tool to look at it -- I  tried
> > > less and saw nothing, then cat which seemed to show binary gibberish
> > > (nothing I could read).
> > 
> > The logs are gzipped periodically (gibberish for less).
> 
> But not for zless.

Hmm, I might have found / committed a [p]ebkac, it now seems that, for 
example:

cat /var/log/dpkg.log.* | less

... works fine.  Not sure what I did wrong earlier.  (And they apparently are 
not gzipped (on my Wheezy system).