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

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Why does WSL2 Ubuntu-20.04 not show ubuntu in the kernel name

I use Windows Terminal Version: 1.12.10982.0 to launch an Ubuntu-20.04 shell which gives the following output. $ uname -r 5.10.16.3-microsoft-standard-WSL2 $ uname -a Linux NeilCrow 5.10.16.3-...
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Clearing apt-cache policy version table to prevent the installation of newer versions

I am trying to install a specific package , CUDA for Nvidia to be exact. I followed the steps in their developer guide and my question is not about CUDA specifically. When I try to install it with APT ...
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How can I make the vimdiff command use the same Vim version as the vi and vim commands?

I've never worried about vimdiff on my own computer, where I have archlinux installed, so everything is up-to-date, generally speaking; I generally just used it, and I'm fine with it. After all, :...
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Cannot install any specifc version of `kernel-headers` on Fedora

my goal is to make my kernel-headers to have the same version as my kernel and kernel-devel. Currently I have: $ sudo yum install kernel-headers Last metadata expiration check: 1:55:19 ago ... Package ...
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What are all the Qmmp versions?

I normally use Kubuntu and Qmmp and end up installing Qmmp from PPA, like here, linked from Qmmp site's Downloads, linked on the main page. There, multiple versions are listed. From PPA 1.5.3 is ...
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How to use unison-jz inside a bash script?

unison-jz works well on a bash command-line but not inside a script. It seems that inside the script, it falls back to the regular unison command. Can someone tell me how to use unison-jz inside a ...
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Why is libinput packaged as libinput10?

I'm writing documentation for touchpad hackers at linuxtouchpad.org and I'm trying to explain which debian package has the build dependencies for libinput (i.e. is it sudo apt build-dep libinput or ...
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Cannot acess previously used Mint on my laptop

How can I approach to an older version of Linux which is still installed on my laptop but not in use due to some hardware/software problems? I don't see it on the system start-up and I still have some ...
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choose which installation to use

I want to use a program called samtools. It is installed by default but I want to use another installation. The default is in: /usr/bin/samtools I want to use ./samtools-1.14/samtools. How do I change ...
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/usr/local/cuda/version.txt does not match with /usr/lib/cuda/version

I realized that the server I am working on has problem with the CUDA versions. WHen I check the CUDA version with nvidia-smi, nvcc --version and cat /usr/local/cuda/version.txt - they all yield ...
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How to downgrade python version in Ubuntu 20.04?

I need to change my python version from 3.8 to 3.6 ? How can I achieve this in Ubuntu 20.04. I tried pyenv, but when I try to use pyenv like pyenv global 3.6.0 then I do python3 and I have still 3.8 ...
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How to understand this output of apt-get unmet dependencies - X: Breaks: Y (< version) but Z is to be installed

I'm getting the following error when trying to install libnm-gtk-dev, but I'm having trouble understanding it: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gir1.2-nm-1.0 : Breaks: gir1.2-...
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Cannot install jq version 1.6 in Docker

Our Dockerfile uses FROM python:3.7-slim-buster as the base image. One of the lines in our dockerfile is RUN apt-get install jq -y. When we exec into a running container build off of this image, we ...
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How does kernel version correlate with a Linux Release version?

We have a fleet of VMs running CentOS. When I run my script, I can see different versions of CentOS running on these servers by catting /etc/centos-release. I see anything from CentOS 7.2 up to 7.9. ...
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Can't change Qt version from 5.12.8 to 5.15.X

I've tried building packages from qt's website but everytime I try to cmake a specific file that requests qt version 5.15 I'm always told it fails because I'm using the default version 5.12.8. How can ...
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Deploying applications in old distributions compiled in the new distribution

I have a binary built on ubuntu 20 (in a docker container FROM ubuntu:latest) What if I want to run this binary, for example, in ubuntu 16? I know that it is possible to face the fact that the version ...
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Is Debian 11 testing less stable than Debian 10 testing? [closed]

I downloaded a Debian install live cd off the main website and found out I got Debian 11, which is not officially released yet... Since I want to go for testing either way, what are some drawbacks of ...
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Gnome Extension & Linux Versioning Confusion

I'm really very new to Linux DE. I'm still getting my feet wet and to be honest I'm finding some elements amazing and some elements just plain baffling. I've been looking at guides on setup and ...
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What's the difference between OS version reported by uname vs. /etc/debian_version [duplicate]

What's the difference between the Debian versions reported by uname vs what's in the file /etc/debian_version? E.g.: user@bldsvr:~$ uname -a Linux sv-debbld-22 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.144-3.1 (...
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Static Files that contain Linux Kernal Version Information

I am looking for a list of files (which can be viewed on a dead box system, i.e. they have to be filesystem artifacts) which contain information on the kernel version the system is running. My use ...
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deb version is "git tag+git commit hash" = apt downloading the wrong version from my apt repo

I made a script that compiles a program (box86), packages it into a debian package every week, and uploads it to my apt repo (hosted on github). for the version of each package I use the git tag (0.2....
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Graphic driver versions available for Ubuntu 16

I have Nvidia GTX 1080Ti and according to Nvidia's website the latest driver version is 460. I tried to install this and failed. With the .run file nothing got installed. With ppa and ubuntu-drivers ...
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Can't make python3 as default python instead of python2 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu. I want to make python3 be the default python version instead of python2. I tried many ways. For example : Open your .bashrc file nano ~/.bashrc. Type alias python='python3' alias ...
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How to check if a **program** version is equal to or smaller than x [duplicate]

I'm writing a shell script that has to know if a certain program version is less or equal to version x.xx.xx here is an example script to try and explain what I want to do: #!/bin/bash APPVER="`...
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How to obtain phpMyAdmin version from command line?

My question applies to Debian/Ubuntu: Prior to updating/upgrading my Linux environment I want to implement best-practice procedures by taking a snapshot of my components' versions through a simple ...
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Same RPM for multiples CentOS major versions

I've created a little bash script and build it into a RPM package. This little bash script works very well on CentOS 5, CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 (and probably on CentOS 8, not checked) My question is: Do ...
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How can I find out what version of cgroups I have?

Apparently the kernel supports a cgroups1 and cgroups2. How can I find which version I have?
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Timestamp for Ubuntu version update

How can you find the timestamp that Ubuntu updated versions, eg. upgraded from 20.04 to 20.04.1? I have tried searching in the apt history logs located in /var/log/apt, however these logs contain ...
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What is the difference among apt-cache policy, apt-cache show, and apt-cache showpkg?

Note: I found this QnA addressing apt-cache show v/s apt-cache showpkg but couldn't find any QnA addressing the difference among all the three options i.e. policy, show, & showpkg. For example, ...
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How to update Manjaro to the latest version available?

I recently started using Linux, and Manjaro seemed to be the best 64-bit option available at the time for my new Raspberry Pi 4. I'm using the KDE Plasma version, and loving every bit of it. I have ...
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peg thunderbird to older version or install a second instance

I am thinking of trying the thunderbird add-on torbirdy The problem is, it only works up to Thunderbird version 60.2.1 from October 2018. I am running Debian Buster which updates Thunderbird ...
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Unable to get grep to get version of IHS and Java

I get the version of IHS and JAVA by running the script /ihs_home/HTTPServer/bin/versionInfo.sh It prints different outputs for different version of IBM HTTP Server products. Sample extract from the ...
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Is Spyder 4.1.2 newer than 4.1.3?

I stated Spyder in Ubutun 20.04. It said that "Spyder 4.1.3 is available! ". I have installed the version 4.1.2. On the command line I got a message: (base) jaakko@jaakko-Lenovo-IdeaPad-L340-...
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How to install the more advanced version for 'libjetty9-java' in my debian?

Show debian version in my pc: lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 (stretch) Release: 9.0 Codename: stretch Show libjetty9-...
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Installing specific version debian package

Installing packages with package managers such as npm (for javascript) or pip (for python) taught me to be very specific about packages versions to avoid weird behaviours or even unexpected bugs in ...
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Uninstalling python versions, packages, paths to make it as it was from default Ubuntu 20.04

I am currently trying to install some of my software on the updated ubuntu 20.04 (I have updated 16.04->18.04->20.04). However, it looks like because I have not been respecting virtuanlenv / conda ...
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How to check the installed Linux kernel version on Debian?

For a DevOPS script, after upgrading a Debian system I need to check the currently latest installed Linux kernel version on Debian, and compare it to the running version (uname -r). What is the ...
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How are shared libraries really versioned on Linux?

I am getting so much conflicting information about this, both on SE and other tutorials. Most people seem to think the so version is a semantic version. Then others correct them saying it must conform ...
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Package not willing to access to Python3

I am trying to use Google Cloud Platform and to install an environment from a script. I did the following: wget http://cs231n.github.io/assignments/2018/spring1718_assignment1.zip unzip ...
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Debian version usage statistics

I'm developing a Linux application. I would like to figure out the minimum Debian release I should target depending on the version usage statistics. There is a lot of such information for Windows and ...
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How can I detect Bash >=4.0?

I am writing a script that uses read -i, so it requires Bash 4.0 or newer. Unfortunately, as of early 2020, macOS still ships with Bash 3.x, and many users of my script will be using Macs. Since ...
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How come GSRC's last release was in 2014, but gcc-9 is a package?

The GNU Source Release Collection, gsrc, had its latest release in 2014, see here or here. Yet, its package page suggests various new packages, like gcc-9. What gives? Is the gsrc itself accessing ...
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Curl FTPS error:1408F10B:SSL routines:ssl3_get_record:wrong version number

I've looked at the related issues but none of them solved my issue. I'm trying to transfer files via ftp using curl to a server in my dmz from an FTPS server on an EC2 server running vsftpd. $ curl ...
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How to check if the OpenSSL version is -ge 1.1.1 in a shell script?

My script requires OpenSSL 1.1.1 or newer for it to function. Of course, the first steps are to get if OpenSSL is installed on that system, and if yes, then get the version of the default OpenSSL ...
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Automatic updates only for major tools' version increases?

When I have to automatically update my Linux system, I would like to update only the tools which have a significant version number increase, and not for each minor update. This is both to save network ...
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Determine Linux Version [duplicate]

How do I determine the RHEL version by looking at this extraction, I can only know that it is RHEL7 from el7 but what is the exact version? Command: /bin/uname -a =====================================...
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How can I install an apt-get/pip package for use by a particular Python version?

OS Linux Mint 18.3. Based on Ubuntu Xenial. This gives "Python 3.5.2" as its installed version. I learnt the hard way that it's not good to try and upgrade Python in a Ubuntu OS as apparently it's ...
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What is the meaning of `1:` in the version of a yum package?

I have an Amazon linux machine. When I run yum list installed to list all the versions of the packages I've installed, I see one line saying pkgconfig.x86_64 1:0.27.1-2.7.amzn1 ...
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How can I check what version of netcat am I running?

netcat doesn't support --version or --license flag, running strings against the binary doesn't mention version number or anything of that kind. How can I reliably check what does version (openbsd/gnu +...
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Understanding openssl version information

When I do openssl version, I get the following information OpenSSL 1.1.0j 20 Nov 2018 (Library: OpenSSL 1.1.0k 28 May 2019) What does this difference between the j and the Library k version mean ...
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