Recent Update Notification

Ulf Rompe Ulf.Rompe at
Tue Aug 21 10:23:26 UTC 2007

Am Dienstag, den 21.08.2007, 06:04 -0400 schrieb John Dangler:
> Just saw a notification on my Kubuntu 7.04 with upgrades available
> for libjasper (jpeg 2000 libraries) and rsync.
> Odd that I don't currently have these installed on my
> machine.  I thought that only packages which were installed
> on the machine would show up on the updates list.  Is that true?

That's true, and I would assume you have them installed. Check with this

dpkg -l libjasper-1.701-1 rsync

If it produces output lines starting with "i", you have the packages

> If it is true, isn't it odd that packages would be available for
> update that I never installed ? (at least not explicitly...)

If they were automatically installed as dependencies of other packages,
you would of course want to have them updated. There would be no sense
in installing security fixes only for packages that you know you wanted
to install and ignoring the rest.

To see which packages depend on the said packages, you may use these

apt-cache rdepends rsync
apt-cache rdepends libjasper-1.701-1

If you want to know since when the packages are installed on your
system, use these commands:

zfgrep libjasper-1.701-1 /var/log/dpkg.log*
zfgrep -w rsync /var/log/dpkg.log*

[x] ulf 

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