I've had this .deb package that I built with, I think,
checkinstall, directly from its git source; and it got a version like
libmypackage1_0.10.7-1_armhf.deb. Then after a some months, I did a
git pull in the same source, and built new version of the .deb, but it again got the
Now, after some months, I am not sure anymore, which of the debs is installed - the first, or the second build - because the git hash of the commit I've built does not get included in the file name or version.
However, I've kept the build outputs from both runs, and I can see a
libmypackage1_0.10.7-1_armhf.buildinfo. So, my question is - when I install such a "built" package via
dpkg -i ..., does any information from the .buildinfo end up somewhere, so that I can query it with
dpkg, or another tool? Basically I want to query, for instance, "what is the build date of the currently installed
libmypackage1_0.10.7-1?" - or any other piece of info that would help me discriminate the two builds.
If we need to navigate a bit away from the
libmypackage example - let's say I want to retrieve the same info about the
bash package; I know I can do this, for instance:
$ apt-show-versions bash bash:armhf/stretch 4.4-5 uptodate
Could I issue some command, which would tell me, for instance, the build date for this package?