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openSUSE:Libzypp history

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Purpose

trace back

  • package origin
  • package requester (user/dependencies)
  • which packages were ever installed

History file

Location

The default location is /var/log/zypp/history. This can be changed via history.logfile key in /etc/zypp/zypp.conf.

Format

  • CSV file with pipe character (|) as the value separator
  • one event per line
  • different actions have different set of values (columns), see the tables below
  • lines starting with # are treated as comments

The following are tables of history log values for each known action. Each line starts with a timestamp and an action ID.

install - package has been installed
col description
1 timestamp
2 action ID ("install")
3 package name
4 package epoch:version-release
5 package architecture
6 requested by (user@hostname, pid:appname, or empty (solver))
7 repository alias
8 package checksum
remove - package has been removed
col description
1 timestamp
2 action ID ("remove")
3 package name
4 package epoch:version-release
5 package architecture
6 requested by (user@hostname, pid:appname, or empty (solver))
radd - repository has been added
col description
1 timestamp
2 action ID ("radd")
3 repository alias
4 primary URL
rremove - repository has been removed
col description
1 timestamp
2 action ID ("rremove")
3 repository alias
ralias - repository alias has changed
col description
1 timestamp
2 action ID ("ralias")
3 old alias
4 new alias
rurl - primary URL of repository has changed
col description
1 timestamp
2 action ID ("rurl")
3 repository alias
4 new URL

Example

2008-09-24 11:48:58|rremove|packman
2008-09-24 11:50:02|radd   |packman|http://packman.iu-bremen.de/suse/11.0
2008-09-24 11:53:10|install|amarok-yauap|1.4.10-25|x86_64||factory|4421dfa718ab73c805c1c695c97b1b67f39bf2f3
2008-09-24 11:53:25|install|amarok-lang|1.4.10-25|x86_64||factory|691030edafcc4fbc22aa225350f9de32974e4bc2
# Additional rpm output:
# warning: /var/cache/zypp/packages/packman/x86_64/amarok-1.4.10-100.pm.1.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 9a795806
#
2008-09-24 11:53:45|install|amarok|1.4.10-100.pm.1|x86_64|root@kompost|packman|ee0fffa1e4eeaaeb8799bd05c6882ef74100d681

API

Write API

HistoryLog class should be used to write to this file.

Read API

TODO