Some recently installed packages appear like so:

[date] [time] install [package name]
[date] [time] installed [package name]

but some packages (e.g. man-db which I haven't manually installed) appear with only:

[date] [time] installed [package name]

What's the difference?

This observation is from the most recent dpkg log.

Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela

dpkg version: 1.17.5


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Perhaps there's a confusion here between the status lines and the action lines? In any case the log format is described in the dpkg(1) man page within the --log option description.

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