For instance:

sudo apt install qupzilla

works perfectly well.

Run Qupzilla, go to Help > About and you'll find the build date was in 2014.

How do I find that info from the command line before installing?


Application version 1.6.6
WebKit version 537.21
© 2010-2014 David Rosca
Build time: Sep 11 2014 17:14:39

Had I known this app was six years old I wouldn't have bothered.


You can look at the package changelog with:

apt-get changelog qupzilla
  • Good to know and more info than i had but no cigar. That documents changes to the package but does not speak to changes in the code. Dec 12 '20 at 12:41
  • The changelog entry will normally include "New upstream release", if package was rebuild based on a new version. That does not tell you exactly a version of the original code, but AFAIK is the best you can get, without downloading source package.
    – zeppelin
    Dec 12 '20 at 16:39

You can use apt-cache policy <packet_name> to find the version currently in repo (the Candidate version in output)

  • Also good. Provides version but no build date. Dec 12 '20 at 12:45

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