Subject: Re: listing change of installed packages
To: Tracy Di Marco White <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/25/2001 21:29:51
On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 03:12:12PM -0500, Tracy Di Marco White wrote:
> Something I've been wanting for a while was something running from (for
> example) the daily script that would compare the installed packages
> (as listed in /var/db/pkg) to the installed packages from the previous
> day.  Sometimes I've done a "make update" and packages get removed along
> the way and the update fails in a particular package but completes on
> the main one.  If I'm not going through the output from make update, it
> can be more difficult to figure out what disappeared, and I'd like a
> simple way to list changes.  Anyone else interested, done this, comments?
> It seems as if it'd be a simple thing to code, so if anyone else is
> interested I can see what I can whip up to do it.  My thought is to just
> compare the list of directories in /var/db/pkg.
> Tracy J. Di Marco White
> Project Vincent Systems Manager

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