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Find Out When an RPM Was Installed

Just the other day we were auditing some of the packages on our production application servers and found a few that we were surprised about. None of us remember installing them, so we set out to try and find out who might have done it, and when it might have happened. The other two admins started grepping through the history files and looking at old, archived log data. I used the information within the RPM database and simply asked the machine when it was installed: <br /> [[email protected] ~]# rpm -qi htop<br /> Name : htop Relocations: (not relocatable)<br /> Version : 0.7 Vendor: Dag Apt Repository, http://dag.wieers.com/apt/<br /> Release : 1.el5.rf Build Date: Sat 24 Nov 2007 07:24:19 AM MST<br /> Install Date: Tue 04 Nov 2008 04:02:40 PM MST Build Host: lisse.leuven.wieers.com<br /> Group : Applications/System Source RPM: htop-0.7-1.el5.rf.src.rpm<br /> Size : 148330 License: GPL<br /> Signature : DSA/SHA1, Sat 24 Nov 2007 07:29:40 AM MST, Key ID a20e52146b8d79e6<br /> Packager : Dag Wieers <[email protected] Read more