The point is that some people like an audit trail. The audit trail for
some people involves remote logging of syslog messages to a log host.
This would include when packages are installed.
On 21 December 2013 15:49, Steve Kargl <s...@troutmask.apl.washington.edu>
> On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 06:47:01PM -0500, Glen Barber wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 03:44:11PM -0800, Steve Kargl wrote:
>> > On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 06:29:17PM -0500, Garrett Wollman wrote:
>> > > In article <20131221230448.ga61...@troutmask.apl.washington.edu>,
>> > > Steve Kargl writes:
>> > >
>> > > >Other than the noise in /var/log/message, what does this provide
>> > > >that 'pkg info' doesn't!
>> > >
>> > > A record of when packages were installed and removed.
>> > >
>> > The date/time a package is installed should be recorded
>> > in the pkg database and be available with 'pkg info -f'.
>> > Of course, it appeat that this information s not properly
>> > recorded.
>> Because databases are never corruptible?
> /var/log/message never gets corrupted?
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