[nSLUG] Inventory/history/log of installed software/packages
nslug at fop.ns.ca
Wed Aug 31 14:16:18 ADT 2011
On Wed, 31 Aug 2011, Frank Geitzler wrote:
> Is anyone aware of a method of keeping track of installed
> products/levels and/or packages and their history other than Ubuntu's
> package manager, or the Synaptic Package Manager? I would like to be
> able to review a text file or database on another computer (Windows or
> Ubuntu, I have both on a desktop system).
If you just want a list, look in /var/lib/dpkg - that's where all the
database files are. dpkg -l will give you a list of installed debs,
version, and a brief description (check the man page for more details on
> I think I can just copy the '.evolution' folder into my new
> '/home/frank' folder, and then open evolution. I hope that when I open
> evolution, it will search for and find that restored data -does anyone
> have any experience or opinion on this? Will it cause any problems?
I've done this before with Evolution without a problem.
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