2021-06-01 02:34:06 UTC
I've been away for a while. It's not for lack of Slackware use--I've
been as active as ever.
What brings me back is a question:
How are /var/log/packages and /var/log/removed_packages affected by
use of the usual upgrade drill:
I understand that this drill installs, upgrades, and removes
packages as needed to give a new set of packages which includes only
those that currently belong to a standard Slackware installation,
and it upgrades all of them to the version in the official Slackware
My question, specifically, is what does this drill do to dirs
/var/log/packages and /var/log/removed_packages? I'm guessing that
-Deletes files as needed so that /var/log/packages shows only the
packages that are currently installed.
-Deletes and re-makes corresponding files of /var/log/packages
when packages are upgraded.
-Adds new files to var/log/removed_packages to reflect removal of
-Deletes and re-makes corresponding files of
/var/log/removed_packages when packages that have already been
removed are installed and removed again.
I will try to figure this out?the next time I use the drill, but I
thought I would post the question here to see what all of you think.
Does anyone have an opinion on this?
I'm thinking about this, because I would like a way that I can learn
the history of the package installs and removals. It seems, if the
above is true, that I should manually copy /var/log/packages and
/var/log/removed_packages to someplace (perhaps giving them new names
which reflect the date) every time I use the drill.
Thanks to all of you!