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

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Why is the Debian testing version of a package behind the stable version?

Having 2 Debian installations - one on testing and the other on stable - on two different machines, I noticed that the version for chromium in testing is 47.0.2526.80-1~deb8u1 (testing on debian ...
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How to compare a program's version in a shell script?

Suppose I want to compare gcc version to see whether the system has the minimum version installed or not. To check the gcc version, I executed the following gcc --version | head -n1 | cut -d" " -f4 ...
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Mixing repositories for different OpenSUSE versions

At the OpenSUSE upgrade page what it takes to upgrade is just to change the repositories to point to the software of the 'destination' system and kind-of 'notices it' and the system then becomes, say, ...
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Fedora 20: Chrome can't install from repository, version conflicts

I previously had Chrome installed via downloading an rpm package and just installing, but I'm trying to install the latest version of Chrome from a repository so I can keep it updated. I uninstalled ...
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Switching from a downloaded version of python to a Homebrew one

I've recently decided I'd like to switch from my downloaded versions (as in downloaded from python.org) of python 2 and 3 to Homebrew installs. I've installed both python 2 and 3 from Homebrew using a ...
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What does the OpenGL core profile version string mean?

This is the output from glxinfo for my machine: $ glxinfo | grep version server glx version string: 1.4 client glx version string: 1.4 GLX version: 1.4 Max core profile version: 4.1 Max ...
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Delete old package versions within a backup folder

I have a folder that contains a large number of tar.xz packages that have their version number in their filenames . ex : vlc-2.2.2-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (old and should be deleted) vlc-2.2.3-2-x86_64....
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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 ...
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How can I tell what version of apache I'm running?

I know about the phpinfo() way but is there any other way? I'm using CentOS and I can't find the httpd executable to run httpd -v.
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How to install multiple versions of the same package in Gentoo?

I would like to install two (or more) versions of the same packages on my Gentoo system. I know for sure there won't be any file clash, since there very few files installed and each of them is named ...
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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) ...
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ntpq shows my NTP version as 4.2.6p5@1.2349-o

ntpq shows my NTP version as 4.2.6p5@1.2349-o Can someone explain what the suffix of @1.2349-o (especially the -o) means? $ ntpq -c rv associd=0 status=4615 leap_add_sec, sync_ntp, 1 event, ...
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Can't launch BeEF in Arch Linux

Whenever I type : ruby beef , I obtain the following output. [21:04:34][*] Bind socket [imapeudora1] listening on [0.0.0.0:2000]. [21:04:34][*] Browser Exploitation Framework (BeEF) 0.4.7.0-alpha [21:...
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How do I specify a requirement for a minimum version of openssl in RPM spec file?

The rpm spec file for my package looks like this - Requires:mysql-server >= 5.5.30, java >= 1.6, p7zip, openssl >= 1.0.2g I have an RHEL system where the openssl version is this: [ag@...
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Custom OS Version-ing

I made a custom centos by following the link given below https://github.com/joyent/mi-centos-7 Now I want to add my own version to the ISO file so that it shows when we check it using the following ...
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I need a specific kernel version. How do I get the corresponding Debian iso?

Say I need a Debian with Kernel 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 i686. How do I find the corresponding Debian Version? I assume it would be Debian 7 because this document states that Debian 7 has Kernel version 3.2. ...
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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 given the right circumstances, each ...
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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?
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How to spoof uname -rs per process

My ubuntu server returns Linux 3.13.0-63-generic when I run uname -rs. From what I found in internet, uname is also a system call which can't be easily overridden when third party program run this ...
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What is the differences between distributions, the OS and code names (stable, testing) in linux and what order is that listed in /etc/*release?

Overall, I'm trying to understand the differences between distributions, Operating systems and release code names (stable, experimental, testing) for Linux and how can those are listed in release ...
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Different Debian releases in /etc/issue

The /etc/issue of my Debian testing references two different releases: stretch, which is supposed to be testing, and sid, aka unstable. What does that mean? That I have a mix of packages from the two ...
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What version of Debian is my Kali Linux based on?

I am trying to download Virtualbox on my Kalinux and I would like know which Debian my Kali Linux is based off of. root@ccna:/etc/apt# uname -a Linux ccna 4.0.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.0.4-1+...
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Why are Linux versions so confusing?

I was browsing through kernel.org pages and reading changelogs from several different Linux kernel versions. I noticed the version number pattern is extremely awkward: From Linux 2.6.x came Linux 3.0;...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 /etc/...
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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 "%{...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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, libfoo....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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": ...
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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 2015-10-...
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Debian: Downgrade from 7.9 to 7.8

Is that possible to downgrade from 7.9 to 7.8 on Debian vm ?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...