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May
25
asked “yum clean” hangs - what to try next?
May
25
revised How to check when yum update was last run
Added link to plugin I wrote
May
18
accepted How to check when yum update was last run
May
18
comment Debian: How do I check the last time package upgrades/updates were run?
The immediate following line isn't always End-Date: - sometimes it is Remove:. So slightly more complicated to write a script.
May
18
comment Getting date of last aptitude upgrade
Duplicate of serverfault.com/questions/20747/…
May
18
answered In CentOS, how do I update Python 2.4.3 to 2.5?
May
17
comment How to check when yum update was last run
Note that if there was a combination of Install and Update, the Action column says I, U making the grep slightly more complicated. This can happen if an updated package depends on a new package, causing the new package to be installed.
May
17
revised How to check when yum update was last run
indented output so it displays properly
May
16
comment How to check when yum update was last run
What version of yum are you using - I don't appear to have the history command available. (We're mostly still using CentOS 5). Actually, just tried and CentOS 6 does have it. But it is not universal enough for our purposes - but looks useful for others.
May
16
accepted puppet: nagios hosts file keeps having duplicates added
May
16
accepted How to make local /etc/group take priority over LDAP when names collide?
May
16
asked How to check when yum update was last run
May
6
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
30
awarded  Yearling
Mar
19
answered Cannot get SSL working with Apache
Dec
27
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
7
comment Installing VNC or equivalent service on Ubuntu 10.4 minimal via SSH
@mailq - he says he has Gnome installed, and on Ubuntu at least that starts on boot by default. (Not sure about Red Hat based distros though). But I agree the question leaves an awful lot of unknowns. Also I thought my answer would be useful for those who find this question from google, even if the original question writer has other issues.
Oct
6
answered Installing VNC or equivalent service on Ubuntu 10.4 minimal via SSH
Sep
20
comment How to make local /etc/group take priority over LDAP when names collide?
The groups was a typo, corrected in question now. Will look into this in more detail tomorrow at work.