.\" which-pkg-broke.1 - find which package might have broken another .\" Copyright (C) 2006 Javier Fernandez-Sanguino .\" .\" This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify .\" it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by .\" the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) .\" any later version. .\" .\" On Debian systems, a copy of the GNU General Public License version 2 .\" can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2. .TH which-pkg-broke 1 "July 24 2006" "debian\-goodies" "debian\-goodies" .SH NAME which-pkg-broke \- find which package might have broken another .SH SYNOPSIS .B which-pkg-broke .RI package .SH DESCRIPTION The .B which-pkg-broke program will retrieve a list of the named package and all its dependencies sorted by the time they were installed on the system (as determined from the mtime information of .B /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list \). This tool makes it possible for a system admin to obtain information that might correlate installation of package dependencies with a package breakage in order to find which package update might be responsible for the breakage. .SH EXAMPLES This tool can be useful determine which package dependencies were upgraded more recently and might be associated with the bug that is being observed. For example, if aptitude stops working properly, an administrator can run: .br \fB$ which-pkg-broke aptitude\fP .br Package <libapt-pkg-libc6.3-5-3.3> has no install time info .br libdb1-compat Fri Aug 8 03:02:11 2003 .br libsigc++-1.2-5c102 Fri Aug 8 05:15:58 2003 .br aptitude Sun Jan 11 17:38:06 2004 .br libncurses5 Sun Jan 18 08:11:05 2004 .br libc6 Thu Jan 22 07:55:10 2004 .br libgcc1 Tue Jan 27 07:37:22 2004 .br gcc-3.3-base Tue Jan 27 07:37:31 2004 .br libstdc++5 Tue Jan 27 07:37:32 2004 .br So depending on exactly when the misbehaviour started, there may be a reason to point the finger at a more-recently updated library like \fBlibstdc++\fP or \fBlibncurses\fP, which are more-recently installed than aptitude itself. .SH SEE ALSO .BR rc\-alert (1) .SH AUTHOR .B which-pkg-broke was written by Bill Gribble <grib AT billgribble.com> This manual page was written by Javier Fernandez-Sanguino for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.