A revision number for a particular piece of software in a specific state.

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How to add version number to custom kernel and rootfs?

I have a small embedded project where I had to make some minor tweaks to a linux kernel to support different hardware and minor tweaks to a debian-based operating system (my rootfs). uname -a no ...
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What is the equivalent CentOS for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5?

According to CentOS website, they use the source code from Red Hat, but I am not clear about what version of Red Hat source code is being used to build each version of CentOS. Is there a numeric ...
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Why can't I install multiple versions of a shared library?

There are often instances where a certain program will depend on library version x.y and another on x.z but, as far as I'm aware, no package manager will allow me to install both x.y and x.z. ...
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Cabal using older version when newer is installed

I've just installed and updated cabal, but it is still using the original version (1.16.0.2) instead of the updated 1.22.4.0. The commands I have run, after installation through apt-get: $ cabal ...
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Fix version issues of Python on CentOS 6.6

I'm very new to Linux and Python as I am an intern, please bare with me. If I'm missing something then let me know I can update the post. I installed python 2.7.9 under a users directory on centOS 6....
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How do I know which version of Debian I'm running?

In a tutorial, I'm prompted "If you are running Squeeze, follow these instructions..." and "If you are running Wheezy, follow these other instructions..." When I run uname, I get the following ...
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Linux kernel version suffix + CONFIG_LOCALVERSION

On system start up I currently see Linux 4.0.0-rc6yy and 4.0.0-rc6yy.old from the bootloader menu. I'm not certain where they came from. I suspect "yy" is arbitrary but can someone explain the ".old" ...
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How can I tell what version of OS X I'm on from the command line?

I frequently find myself SSHing into various OS X machines, and it'd be useful if I could tell what version of OS X I was on when I'm doing that. uname -a doesn't quite work, since Darwin kernel ...
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What C library version does my system use?

How can I tell for sure what userland C library my system uses? Possible reasons to need this information include: There's a gigantic source package I am considering downloading which I'm sure will ...
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Any distros already using Plasma 5 (February 2015)?

I heard that in April Kubuntu 15.04-stable will use Plasma 5. I have tried it in Kubuntu 15.04 beta version, but a lot of existing KDE tools are available that don't fit Plasma 5. Are there any ...
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How do I identify which Linux distro is running? [duplicate]

We have some new hardware in our office which runs its own customized Linux OS. How do I go about figuring which distro it's based on?
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important changes of linux 3.1 to 3.17 [closed]

I'm doing school research project for Linux operating system and I need help with summary of version 3.1 to 3.17. The problem is, I know very little about Linux and detailed technological terms used ...
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what version of program X does not contain bug?

Suppose there's a bug in software (linux stuff) you need to use. You don't know if there are newer/older version of program without this bug. How do you find it out? This question occurred after the ...
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Which version of NFS is my NFS server using?

I'm mounting a NFS filesystem on my machine. How do I figure out what version of the NFS protocol the server uses? I don't have access to the NFS server machine, but I do have root on my client ...
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Does Linux Mint have /etc/debian_version?

I am trying to write a script which works based on the knowledge that each Linux Mint release was based on a particular Ubuntu release. However, I do not want to install Linux Mint to verify that, ...
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What is the difference between all of these Debian version numbers?

In attempting to find the version of Debian I am running, I have run several commands; the confusing thing is, nearly all of these commands return different results. For instance, in /proc/version I ...
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Is the kernel version fixed within the life of a release/version of each Linux distribution?

I read the Table of versions of List of Ubuntu releases. I found that the kernel version for each release is fixed. E.g. the kernel is 2.6.24 for Ubuntu 8.04, 2.6.32 for 10.04, 3.2+ for 12.04, and 3....
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VLC stuck in the wrong version on Linux mint 17 (Qiana)

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17, and have been encountering a bug with VLC, the symptoms of which are a flood of zombie sh processes, progressively slowing down my PC (bloating the scheduler ?) For ...
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Difference Between Package Versions

I got two lists with package versions and I want to determine which packages are newer. In some cases there are packages like this: Old List PackageX 1.3-r0 PackageY 1.5-r85 New List PackageX 1.3 ...
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What does LTR kernel mean?

I was reading some sites and came across (LTR) by the number of kernel. Can somebody explain what is means?
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How I can determine the latest version in URL?

I'm trying to put a "function" inside of a script to install the latest version of "TeamSpeak3" Client and make all configurations. My problem is I don't know how to make a function to test the ...
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How to understand linux versioning

I am just a newbie in Linux. Can anyone please help me to understand the Linux versioning system and distribution concepts? what are public, stable or final terms for versions? Give me a little bit of ...
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Viewing Linux Library / Executable version info

In Windows, EXE and DLL have version info, including at least the following fields: file version product version internal name product name copyright In Linux Library / Executable: Which fields ...
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Shellshock - not vulnerable with bash version 4.1?

We have several Amazon servers. It has bash version 4.1.2. Kaspersky claims that all bash versions up to 4.3 are unsafe. When I do this test... env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c 'echo hello' ...
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Execute file with certain PHP version

I need to execute a PHP file with another PHP version as installed. I know the full path to the other versions, but I do not know how to use it. I have read the PHP man page but there is no mention ...
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Requires: perl(Compress::Raw::Zlib) = 2.052

Im trying to run a yum update but getting stopped by dependencies. I have installed rpmforge el6 which i need for other packages. Error: Package: perl-IO-Compress-2.052-1.el6.rfx.noarch (rpmforge-...
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Is it possible to use multiple branch of the same library to make multiple sofware which require different version of this Library work?

Newbie question, I know, but I can't find any acceptable answer on the internet. I was wondering if it's possible to have multiple instances of a library in Linux. Example : Software A need the 1....
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Using Linux kernel config file from version to version

I have currently Linux Kernel 2.6, which works for my hardware. Now I want to compile Linux kernel 3.2 for the same hardware. Can I use the same .config of 2.6 directly for v3.2? Is there any ...
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Determining RHEL Type (Workstation vs Server)

How do I tell whether or not I have Red Hat Server or Workstation? I know my redhat release info is in /etc/redhat-release. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.9 (Tikanga) I need to order an ...
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How to upgrade OpenSSL to 1.0.1h

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.10 and my OpenSSL version is 1.0.1e. As per latest security warning, I'd like to upgrade it to 1.0.1h. I've tried apt-get upgrade openssl (don't want to upgrade ...
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What do all the letters and numbers in a Red Hat RPM version number mean e.g. openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.1?

What do all the letters and numbers in the rpm name openssl-devel-0.9.8e-27.el5_10.1 mean? I recognize the openssl-devel-0.9.8e part because that's the same number applied by the developement team at ...
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Running NFS server as ver 3

As NFS docu stands it is possible to run NFS serwer ver 4 as ver 3 from the boot. Just it is necessery to add such entries in /etc/defaults/nfs file: NFS_SERVER_VERSMAX=3 NFS_SERVER_VERSMIN=3 I ...
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How can I get the version of the pgrep & pkill commands?

I looked at the manpages and there is no -v or --version argument for pgrep or pkill. How can i get some info on the version? I'm asking because on my version of Ubuntu man pgrep is giving me a ...
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What distribution still supports the 2.6.x kernel?

I'm trying to use a Khepera III robot. The documentation says I need a Linux OS with kernel 2.6.x. An Ubuntu 8 image was provided at the website. When I created a virtual machine with that image, I ...
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How to upgrade Debian stable (Wheezy) to testing (Jessie)? [duplicate]

I downloaded and installed Debian 7 Wheezy, the stable version, but I would like more recent apps and libs so I'd like to switch to testing version (aka Jessie). How do I proceed?
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Why I got error: `error while loading shared libraries: libmpich.so.3`?

I installed mpich-3.0.4 not in a default location. I installed it based on the mpich installer's guidance. However when I try to run: mpiexec -n 4 -f machinefile ./mpich-3.0.4/examples/cpi It ...
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How can I find which version of libmysqlclient is installed in Centos?

I have a custom exe provided to me but to install it I need an older version of libmysqlclient. How can I check which version is installed?
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What are the numbers after the version in the output of apt-cache policy?

This is the output of apt-cache policy firefox firefox: Installed: 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde Candidate: 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde Version table: *** 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde 0 500 http://packages....
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Utilizing a newer standalone glibc [duplicate]

We're running RHEL6, which only officially supports glibc 2.12. A user is requesting that we install a newer version. I grabbed 2.18 from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/glibc/ and had no trouble running ...
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Downgrade php version on debian

I have a big problem with my sites after I migrated to a new server. The only difference is the php version. On the old server I have 5.3.3-7+squeeze15 and on the new server there is 5.3.3-7+squeeze17....
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Arch Linux pacman specifying package version

I know that I can define wanted package version in pacman like shown in its manual pacman -S "bash>=3.2". But how do I know what versions are available? I also know that pacman is creating copy ...
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Is there an easy way to print the GTK and QT versions installed on a system?

Is there an easy way to print the GTK and QT versions installed on a system? I am wanting to make a script that will print the version numbers of various developer tools and libraries.
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How to programmatically determine the highest version kernel RPM installed?

What I want to script is something along the lines of: if [ uname -r is not == highest version of kernel RPM installed ] then echo "You need to reboot to use the latest kernel" fi The problem is, ...
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What does longterm mean on kernel.org?

It's fairly easy to understand EOL, mainline and stable kernel, but I'm not sure about longterm here, What does it mean, or how does it differ from stable kernel?
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Ambiguously named executables

It appears that in tcsh if I have ambiguously named executables in two separate folders in the $PATH it directs to the one in the most recently created folder. Am I correct? And is this always true?
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Minor upgrades and version numbers on CentOS

I installed CentOS 6.0. Later I ran yum update to apply software updates. After that my operating system version changed to 6.3. Why did the version change? How far up will it go? How can I choose ...
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How can I find out which version of screen I am using?

Further to my previous question on screen not splitting my terminal , I got to the point where I can split my terminal horizontally but not vertically . This documentation says that vertical splitting ...
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Meaning of “rc5” in “linux kernel 2.6.37-rc5”

When I visited the kernel.org website to download the latest Linux kernel, I noticed a package named 2.6.37-rc5 in the repository. What is the meaning of the "rc5" at the end?
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set default g++ on CentOS?

I'm a linux virgin and have only been programming c++ for 2 weeks, so please bear with me. I'm trying to set the default g++ to 4.7.2 which I'm told by my host is installed (I'm also told that c++11 ...
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Getting contradictory information regarding the linux distribution

I wanted to check which linux distribution is running on a remote linux box given to me .i have see this answer on super user which says that LSB tools provide this information And then it goes ...