Questions tagged [version]

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

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Problem about using update-alternatives --config python to change version

(base) xywang@xywang-UX430UQ:~$ python -V Python 3.7.6 (base) xywang@xywang-UX430UQ:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config python There are 4 choices for the alternative python (providing /usr/bin/...
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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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Modules installed when building the kernel end up in a different directory than the kernel version

I have recently upgraded from 5.0.4-gentoo to 5.5.6-gentoo. After some problems and kernel panics, I was able to fix the boot such that the new version was loaded and grub config got updated. ...
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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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cmake policy query

Background CMake policy is documented here. One may set the policy to a cmake version with cmake_policy(version ...), or by specific policy with cmake_policy(set ...). One may query the current ...
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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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Docker in RedHat shows version as 1.13.1

On trying to run build a docker image on my RHEL 7.6, I was getting the following error: Error parsing reference: "python:2 as build" is not a valid repository/tag: invalid reference format On ...
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How I can get version from library for example libSDL2-image.so.0

I am trying to find a way to determine which version of SDL2-Image is installed on my system, but I have not found anything useful for a bash script. I tried with the following to find just the ...
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How to use sed get version number

How do I get the version number using sed r-blob-1.0.2-abcsomething urllib3-2.1.4-xyzsomething cfile-8.0-dddsomething How can I use "sed" to cut where there is - and [0-9], but start cutting after ...
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apt install older version of gcc (not working)

i want to install a previous version of gcc (7.3.0). Currently, i have installed gcc in version 7.4.0. I uninstalled gcc with sudo apt-get remove gcc; sudo apt-get autoremove and tried to install the ...
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Fedora configuration for latest sofware

I just switch from debian stable to fedora 30 to have more up-to-date software, but it seems I didn't configure it in the right way Example octave In debian I installed octave via flatpak, its ...
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Raspbian NFS parent folder permissions

I have a Raspberry Pi booting over network (NFS share). This works fine. But depending on the NFS version I use (tried 3 and 2) there is a weird behavior concerning permissions of parent folder. Here ...
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macOS version file

This is kind of a weird one, does anyone know what contains the information of the version of macOS? is it written to some file? If so where does the file reside and can it be edited to a different ...
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How to check java version on multiple servers? [duplicate]

I have 100 servers and i need to login to them with ssh from central server using script: i tried below with this i should get the version redirected to the file which will be stored at central server....
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What is the difference between kali release numbers (kali1-5)?

The output of uname -r on my system is 4.19.0-kali1-amd64. I notice at the repository listing that there are multiple linux-image-4.19.0-kali# each with a different number, from kali1 to kali5. What ...
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Is there a canonical way to get which version of e2fsprogs you have installed?

Linuxtopia's Kernel Configuration book recommends the following: To determine which version of e2fsprogs you have on your system, run the following command: $ tune2fs This seems kind of funky, ...
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Why does a CentOS Docker container says it is Ubuntu?

I am trying to verify When choosing a Docker container image file for my Ubuntu, what do I need to match between them? On Lubuntu, a CentOS container says it is CentOS, by $ sudo docker run centos ...
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Debian Linux kernel versioning

On a Debian Stretch distribution, if I run uname -a, I obtain: Linux index 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.144-3.1 (2019-02-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux If I run dpkg -s linux-image-amd64 | grep Version, I ...
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What is my running version of cups?

I am running RedHat 7.1 and have installed, using yum, Cups 1.6.3. Then I manually compiled in a version of Cups 2.0 This did not resolve my PDF printing issue as I had hoped it would. So I want to ...
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Why is apt-get ignoring the target argument?

My Debian system is set to install unstable packages by default $ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99defaultrelease APT::Default-Release "unstable"; However, I would like to pull automake from stable, ie, ...
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How to print the version of a specific MediaWiki installation to terminal

I have a LAMP environment with /var/www/html/x which is a MediaWiki website. I have a few more MediaWiki websites but I'd like to print the version of the x one to terminal. I need to do so I could ...
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Is this a bug in fsarchiver --version

I learned that in order to capture the output of a Unix command one should use something like RESULT=$(command in question) I want to capture the version of fsarchiver to the variable RESULT because ...
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check auditd version

Is there a better/more proper way to check auditd's version on Linux machine than to check it as part of the installed program name? For instance on Ubuntu in run /usr/bin/dpkg-query -W --showformat '...
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how to find the higher java version on linux machine with bash or shell script

we need to test and compare java versions any suggestion for tricky way how to verify if $version > $New_version ? [root@master tmp]# version=$(java -version 2>&1 | awk -F '"' '/version/ {...
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Will my debian testing become stable version, after new stable version released?

Currently, Debian testing codename is buster, and next-stable will be buster. I have installed Debian testing to keep packages up-to-date. My question is: Will my Debian become the stable release of ...
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Restart Apache in a version agnostic way

I use latest Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP but might as well use Debian LAMP or CentOS or something else common. To restart Apache2 I do: systemctl restart apache2 But say "tomorrow" this changes the apache2 ...
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Understanding Debian versus LinuxMint, finding version numbers

As I understand it LinuxMint is built on top of Debian. Mint seems not to give me the most up-to-date version of the Haskell compiler GHC, but to download the binaries for the most recent stable ...
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Why is sudo's version worth protection?

I am surprised to see $ sudo -v [sudo] password for t: Why is its version worth protection? Thanks.
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How to get only the version number of php?

I want to get only the version of php installed on CentOS. Output of php -v PHP 7.1.16 (cli) (built: Mar 28 2018 13:19:29) ( NTS ) Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group Zend Engine v3.1.0, Copyright ...
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Installing older kernel for older hardware vs Installing old distro version

I have an old IBM Think Centre computer, with a 3Ghz Pentium IV Processor. I bought it as a refurbished computer. I used it as a webserver a few months but now I want to use it as my personal computer....
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Using Mesa v18.0.5, but only getting OpenGL v3.0

I am trying to develop C/C++ applications using OpenGL. Unfortunately, I have been unable to access any functionality past OpenGL 3.0. I have Mesa version 18.0.5, Linux Mint 18 64-bit, the 4.18.1 ...
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kde-services dependencies

I'm trying to install "kde-services", an extension of the Dolphin file manager. Technically it is already installed, but most of its features aren't working yet. The list of dependencies includes ...
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List of default software versions for given Ubuntu Release

For Ubuntu, is there a website/file which for a given release, e.g. 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), lists the available (default) version of available software packages? For example, I want to know which ...
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From which version does Bash drop privileges?

I've been trying to do some buffer overflow attack, and I thought I could use system("/bin/bash") in order to obtain a root shell. Then I read the documentation for system(). It says: system() ...
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How to Hide Dnsmasq version number?

It is possible to hide BIND DNS server version number, but how can you change it in dnsmasq? command to execute: dig localhost version.bind txt chaos
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What Fedora version has the same base as RHEL and CentOS?

RHEL is based on Fedora and the other way around. The present or a future Fedora will be the base of the future RHEL, while the present version of RHEL is based on an older Fedora, which is much ...
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Confused by openssl make

I need to generate the libssl* and libcrypto* binaries for use on a different system. I wrote a trivial script doing it #!/bin/bash set -evx OPENSSL_VERSION="1.0.2l" TARGET=openssl-linux64 /bin/rm ...
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How to install the latest version of software in FreeBSD?

The ports repository (svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/) shows haproxy is version 1.7.10 but pkg search haproxy gives me haproxy-1.7.9 Reliable, high performance TCP/HTTP load ...
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Remove the second point of a string and putting a 0 between characters

I have semantic versioning string in a variable (X.Y.Z). I need to change that around, so that the second point disappears and I concatenate Y and Z separated by a 0 if Z is only one digit, or ...
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How to grep XRDP version number?

Not able to grep xrdp version line by running below command on ubuntu 14.04 $ sudo xrdp -v | grep -i "version" Output : Blank $ sudo xrdp -v Output : logging configuration: LogFile: /...
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What is the Debian version Parrot Security OS 3.11 based on?

So I'm using Parrot Security OS (aka ParrotSec, Parrot OS), and I'm going to install VirtualBox, but as I go through the release note of ParrotSec 3.11 (newest version) there isn't telling you that is ...
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Why does my CentOS machine think I still have Java 6 instead of 8 intalled?

So I have Java 8 installed on my CentOS 6 machine; rpm -qa yields jre1.8-1.8.0_161-fcs.x86_64 and java -version yields java version "1.8.0_161" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_161-...

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