On 2013-Dec-22 11:53:17 -0800, Darren Pilgrim <list_free...@bluerosetech.com> wrote: >Because of that deinstall log. When you use `pkg install` to upgrade a >port, you get something like this: > >Jul 10 23:06:40 chombo pkg-static: ca_root_nss-3.15.1 installed >Nov 29 15:04:52 chombo pkg: ca_root_nss reinstalled: 3.15.2_1 > >That information does not exist in the pkg database.
I agree that's a serious bug/regression in the pkg database: With the old pkg system, I could tell when a port was installed by looking at the timestamps on the +COMMENT file. The install time is needed to answer questions like "does this entry in UPDATING affect me" (ie have I rebuilt the port since the entry date). It's something I used regularly and its absence is a PITA. I shouldn't need to rummage through /var/log/messages - and in any case, by default FreeBSD only keeps 500K of messages history (about a month in my case) so the information has probably rotated into the bit bucket. I agree that having a pkg audit trail would be useful. Unfortunately, what we have today is not an audit trail and isn't especially useful. -- Peter Jeremy
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