-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Matthias Apitz wrote: | Hello, | | I was updating all packages which have been installed by the FreeBSD | 7.0R base installation and X11 with portupgrade like this: | | # portupgrade -f '<2008-08-13 12:55' | | i.e. update all packages/ports which have been installed before | 2008-08-13 12:55 (this was the time when the installation finished); | I picked up this time with an | | # ls -ltr /var/db/pkg | more | | and saw at which point the installation finished; so far so good; | | after some time I cancelled the 'portupgrade' because I forgot to say | "--batch" mode; a look into a new | | # ls -ltr /var/db/pkg | more | | showed that for each package dir there the time was updated to 'now', | i.e. no date before 2008-08-13 12:55 any more; but even with this a 2nd | | # portupgrade --batch -f '<2008-08-13 12:55' | | knows exactly which ports/packages have been installed before that date; | | my question is: where is this installation date stored? | | thx | | matthias |
Hi Matthias, In the file /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb, there's a function for determining the package installation date: ~ def date_installed(pkgname) ~ installed?(pkgname) or return nil ~ File.mtime(pkg_comment(pkgname)) || ~ File.mtime(pkg_descr(pkgname)) || ~ File.mtime(pkg_contents(pkgname)) rescue Time.at(0) ~ end I'm not a Ruby programmer, but my reading of that snippet makes me think the mtime of one of the +COMMENT, +DESCR, or +CONTENTS files in /var/db/pkg/<pkgname> is used for the installation date. I just checked a package directory on my system: fbsd70# cd /var/db/pkg/apache-2.0.63/ fbsd70# ls -latr total 142 - -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 17501 Apr 22 09:46 +MTREE_DIRS - -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 718 Apr 22 09:46 +INSTALL - -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 132 Apr 22 09:46 +DISPLAY - -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 501 Apr 22 09:46 +DESC - -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 49 Apr 22 09:46 +COMMENT - -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 100382 Jul 21 12:02 +CONTENTS drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Jul 23 14:40 . - -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 598 Jul 25 09:31 +REQUIRED_BY drwxr-xr-x 421 root wheel 11776 Aug 13 16:48 .. fbsd70# I believe the mtime for +COMMENT will be used, since it appears first in the Ruby expression above. The date on the directory itself is later, and is the same as many other directories in /var/db/pkg, as you noted, but that's not used. Hope that helps, Greg - -- Greg Larkin http://www.sourcehosting.net/ http://www.FreeBSD.org/ - The Power To Serve -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFIpCdn0sRouByUApARAve0AKCkhRN8ciuiBzny0pLWInTJTv9vxwCghP7b ObkVBIW3xik7iL62iOiMiyI= =3h8D -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"