how to determine the date a port is installed

Florent Thoumie flz at
Wed Jun 11 13:04:54 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 8:31 AM, Peter Pentchev <roam at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:41:25PM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 12:09:33AM -0500, Novembre wrote:
>> > Two questions:
>> > 1) Is it possible to determine the date a port/package is installed?
>> ls -ld /var/db/pkg/<port>, use the mtime of the directory.
>> > 2) How can I delete all the ports/packages installed after a certain date?
>> Use a combination of find with the -mtime flag, and pkg_delete.
> Not really.  This is a bit dangerous.
> The dangerous part is "the mtime of the directory".  It would be much
> better to use the mtime of the +CONTENTS file, since it never changes
> *after* the package has been installed.

It actually does if you're using portupgrade (and probably
portmaster), see the @pkgdep entries.

Use +DESC, +COMMENT or +MTREE_DIRS instead.

Florent Thoumie
flz at
FreeBSD Committer

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