Before I install a package I'd like to know what version i would get. How do I check the version before installing using apt-get or aptitude on debian or ubuntu?
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?
lsattr -v gives me the "version number" of given file(s). What does this mean? On Redhat 7.3, I could've sworn all the version numbers were 1 except those I changed with chattr -v. On Fedora 11, ...
I have installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 and now I want to install some software like PostgreSQL, Nginx and PHP. But what is the preferred way to get the latest stable version of the software? E.g I ...
I have recently had to have our dedicated server rebuilt as core system files were deleted. But that's another story... Before the rebuild, we were merging, branching, and committing changes to a ...
What is your oldest machine you ever installed Linux on and currently still run? What are the specs, kernel version or distro, and for what purpose?
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 ...