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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
3answers
2k views

How to get Debian codename without lsb-release

I am trying to create a script that requires me to print the debian codename so that I may echo it into the sources.list file. I am trying to make this script work across any version of Debian, so I ...
0
votes
2answers
52 views

How to find which version of Java in Java installed folder?

A version of java is installed on my Linux machine. When i try this: root@test$: javac -version It given the result as: javac jdk1.7.0_80. Now my problem is i don't know where that(1.7.0_80) ...
4
votes
1answer
89 views

Different Debian versions from two different commands

This might be silly, but I'm new to Linux. I wanted to check my current Debian version so I typed uname -a and it gave me some stuff including Debian 3.2.73. But Then I found this command cat ...
1
vote
4answers
60 views

How to get only one character after match in string (to determine RHEL version from rpm)

I have an open source shell/bash script for setting up and configuring hosting servers, and to install cloudflare I am pulling the version of RHEL using this command: RHEL_VERSION=$(rpm -q --qf ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

What is the difference between JeOS and minimal OS

I see that recently a lot of Linux vendors are introducing JeOS version of their Operating System which by its definition and features looks to me like a minimal OS that has already been around for a ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

How to understand revisions in Debian stable release

At the moment(13.12.2015) Debian 8("jessie") is in revision 2.0, e.g. CD-1 for amd64 architecture is named debian-8.2.0-amd64-CD-1.iso. How to understand revisions for Debian stable? For example does ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

Kernel module version enforcement

Linux can be configured to require that kernel modules be digitally signed. On kernels built for embedded devices and consumer devices (i.e., tablets, smartphones, etc.), I can still see that this ...
9
votes
6answers
3k views

How can I safely get the version of ksh?

How can I safely get the version of ksh from within a ksh script? I have seen the following solutions: ksh --version echo ${.sh.version} echo $KSH_VERSION And if the circumstances are perfect, ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Why the oldest kernel is marked as recommended in Linux Mint?

In update manager, there is View->"Linux kernels" option. It contains a list of kernels and as far as I know the freshest builds must be the most optimized and stable. For example in Linux Mint 17 ...
1
vote
2answers
20 views

Run script on startup for Old Linux kernel (3.0.0)

I need to run a script on system startup, but the Linux version is very old, so: There is no rc.local. Even when I created it and gave it a command, it was never run. There is no crontab at all. ...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

How to use multiple versions of unison on one system?

I have two machines. One with unison v. 2.40 (Debian Jessie) and a new one (Debian Stretch) where I installed package unison-all, which brought in unison versions 2.32, 2.40 and 2.48. However, I was ...
216
votes
4answers
241k views

Check package version using apt-get/aptitude?

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?
2
votes
1answer
43 views

What this page means for the Debian's package version

I am trying to figure out what these web page means for the version. I know that the epoch is the number previous the double dot. But I can't figure out what this all means ? I found this here
4
votes
2answers
249 views

How to install a specific debian package

I want to install a particular version which is not available from apt-get utility but is available from https://packages.debian.org (like https://packages.debian.org/wheezy-backports/exfat-fuse for ...
7
votes
2answers
129 views

What is the rationale behind using non-numeric package component for the version?

In ubuntu (and not only in ubuntu) default repository you could see a package version like 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.12. Why do the maintainers give such a weird version in the central package repository? ...
3
votes
1answer
72 views

What is the meaning of the tilde in some debian openjdk package version string?

Reading the changelog of the debian openjdk-8 source package we see that there is a version called openjdk-8 (8u45-b14-4) and the next one is openjdk-8 (8u60~b22-1). What is the meaning of the tilde ...
3
votes
2answers
252 views

Library version, API version and soname: how should these be named?

Suppose I have a library called libfoo and its version is 0.4.2 where 0.4 is the API version and 2 is the release number which may add new API functions. Should the soname be libfoo.so.0.4, ...
46
votes
5answers
34k views

How can I tell what version of Linux I'm using?

Often times I will ssh into a new client's box to make changes to their website configuration without knowing much about the server configuration. I have seen a few ways to get information about the ...
21
votes
5answers
41k views

How to know which Linux and which version I am using

When I run cat /proc/version command in terminal, I got below output: Linux version 2.6.18-348.1.1.0.1.el5 (mockbuild@ca-build56.us.oracle.com) (gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-54)) #1 SMP ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

Why do I have so many python versions on my mac?

I'd like to get into scipy and first setup my macbook air for python development. The problem is I have many different versions of python installed - here is what I get when bash autocompletes "pyth": ...
21
votes
6answers
31k views

How to know CentOS version?

How to know version of a CentOS server without access to any graphical interface? I've tried several commands: # cat /proc/version Linux version 2.6.18-128.el5 (mockbuild@hs20-bc1-7.build.redhat.com) ...
5
votes
1answer
72 views

When is next Monday?

On my home computer (Xubuntu 14.04), I have zev@home:~$ date +%F 2015-10-05 zev@home:~$ date +%F -d "next Monday" 2015-10-12 whereas at work (Red Hat 5.11), I have zev@work:~$ date +%F ...
0
votes
0answers
75 views

Debian: Downgrade from 7.9 to 7.8

Is that possible to downgrade from 7.9 to 7.8 on Debian vm ?
2
votes
2answers
727 views

Bash script to verify that an rpm is at least at a given version

I need to write a script to verify that an RPM is at least a given version in Linux. QUESTION 1: How can I get the RPM version in a variable $RPM_VERSION, so that it contains the version all the way ...
3
votes
3answers
83 views

How do I check the running kernel version?

While troubleshooting a problem with my ethernet card, I've found that the driver I'm currently using may have some issues with old kernel versions. What command can I use to check the kernel version ...
0
votes
1answer
125 views

Why does installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server give me 14.04.3

I need to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on some systems for consistency reasons. I made sure to get an iso called ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso, yet lsb_release reports: ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a No ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

How to find out what distros are using particular Linux version?

Given a distribution and its version, I can find which version of kernel it uses, e.g. for Ubuntu they are listed here, and for currently supported versions of Fedora they are here. In general, ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

yum version mismatch for openssl

Someone have any idea why yum info openssl version is 1.0.1e and openssl version is 1.0.2d?? [root@WEBPROXY Desktop]# yum info openssl Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit Loading mirror ...
34
votes
2answers
878 views

Why and how are some shared libraries runnable, as though they are executables?

On 32-bit Linux systems, invoking this $ /lib/libc.so.6 and on 64-bit systems this $ /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 in a shell, provides an output like this: GNU C Library stable release ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Installing a different php version for a subdomain

I have a cPanel dedicated server installed with PHP 5.2.17. I need to use php 5.3 version for my subdomain and the directory needed php.5.3 is /home/website30/public_html/blog/. Can anyone provide ...
2
votes
1answer
148 views

Finding out what sh is [duplicate]

I am writing a set of scripts that I want to be portable, but I need to know whether sh on the current platform stands for bash, ksh, or ash. Is there a clear way to do it? What comes to my mind ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

lsudo /sbin/ldconfig -v showing Garbage text

RHEL 6.6 When performing "sudo /sbin/ldconfig -v" while trying to follow a different stackoverflow question related to: sudo /etc/init.d/nginx restart /usr/sbin/nginx: error while loading shared ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
550 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
200 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
294 views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
10k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
849 views

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" ...
34
votes
5answers
20k views

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 ...
25
votes
6answers
17k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
13
votes
3answers
35k views

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?
8
votes
2answers
11k views

Where to download Linux Kernel source code of a specific version?

Is there a resource to download a specific kernel version source? For example, I want to get 2.6.36.2 sources to compare with this package and see what changes were introduced?
0
votes
1answer
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
307 views

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, ...
4
votes
3answers
897 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
64 views

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 ...