I would like to go over my packages and double-check whether I am using any that haven't been updated (by the authors) in a long time.

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I am interested in the date the package was changed on the server, not on my computer. I don't have high hopes since I couldn't find such a date in any of the apt-cache commands I have tried so far and apt-get doesn't seem to be better suited either. Is this possible somehow?

Afterthought: The changelogs in Synaptic contain the dates I want. Would I have to download all of them and somehow process those in a script?


If you could generate a list from the apt sources download location then the last modified dates are on the server. This is the only place I can find that has anything date related.

for e.g http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/

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