Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Some minutes ago I gained "restar to updates take effect"(don't remember exectly the words). But I didn't see update program window. I by my self runing this program. Result: last information about updates - 1 day ago. May be it becouse my time 00:44 AM. But no settings allow to install updates without my "last word". But i have installed gnome more settings(themes and icons and... So wher i can find information about -- What was update?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

The package manager keeps logs in /var/log/apt. You can see changes made with:

cd /var/log/apt
cat history.log

Depending on how long since the upgrade, the relevant entries may have been compressed to save space. The /var/log/apt directory will contain archived log files named history.log.X.gz where larger values of X mean older log files. You can read the compressed log files using zcat without needing to manually uncompress them:

cd /var/log/apt
zcat history.log.1.gz

You should see lines like

Upgrade: package1:arch (oldversion, newversion), package2:arch (oldversion, newversion)...

from which it should be fairly easy to see what was upgraded recently.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.