How do I know what updates were installed after it has been run? (My kids ran the update manager before I had a chance to look at it)

Asked by sam kelly on 2010-04-15

I came back to my computer after being gone for awhile and found that my internet was locking up. I saw a screen that update manager had been run, but failed to look at it closely before rebooting my machine. How can I see what updates were installed?

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Best zvacet (ivicakolic) said : #1

System>administration>synaptic>file tab>history.

if you look in /var/cache/apt/archives

You can see the debs, look at the created dates and you will find clues.

Can you ping websites by name?
Can you ping
Can you ping your router's IP?

We may be able to work round the issue, updates are good but an option or 2 may have been selected to overwrite some config file as part of postinst and borked something.

Tom (tom6) said : #3

Wow! How do you get your kids to do maintenance tasks?? Do they do hoovering too?

Zvacet, Synpatic is amazing, i had never noticed that history tracking thing before

ActionParsnip, nice one for addressing the real problem that needs solving

Regards all from
Tom :)

sam kelly (cybersamster2) said : #4

Not that my kids actually knew what they were doing....

sam kelly (cybersamster2) said : #5

Thanks zvacet, that solved my question.