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Old 04-17-2006, 07:11 AM   #1
harishkrishnan
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Commands regarding OS


Hi,
i need linux commands to find the following...
- OS Platform
- OS Build Number
- OS Service Pack Version
- Number of CPU
 
Old 04-17-2006, 07:19 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by harishkrishnan
Hi,
i need linux commands to find the following...
- OS Platform
- OS Build Number
- OS Service Pack Version
- Number of CPU
hi there and welcome to lq,
you should try to use the word "please" here. this will accelerate the answer to your question.
Code:
uname -a
cat /proc/cpuinfo
regards,
slackie1000
 
Old 04-17-2006, 11:44 PM   #3
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hi slackie,
thnx for that info.
output:uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-5.EL #1 Wed Jan 5 19:22:18 EST 2005 i686 i686
i386 GNU/LINUX
Can u please let me know, which is the "Service Pack Version" in this.

Thanks & Regards
Harish Krishnan
 
Old 04-18-2006, 03:08 AM   #4
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There is no service pack version, why do you want to know this information? What purpose does it serve you?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 03:45 AM   #5
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hi there,
yep. it is like cam said. i don't see why you need such information.
you can try /etc and check some files, like
Code:
cat /etc/"insert your distro here"-release
maybe you get more info...
regards,
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:54 AM   #6
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Also, stop thinking everything you have on Windows is also on your Linux system.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 05:19 AM   #7
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Or that's what his h/w question says, something along the lines of "choose 3 different OS' and describe how to find the following info:" :P

I'm a cynic

If you're looking for a particular version of a program you can try the --version option
 
Old 04-18-2006, 11:47 PM   #8
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hi all,
I am basically a QA Engineer, and i am working on Linux Platform.i am new to this.
So please help me guys, if i put a patch, what will be the output ie whether Service pk version is numeric OR string.

regarding why i need service pk version is..
i have a file which gives me the complete properties of a perticular m/c.
(Linux box). like OS build no., OS Servise pk version and so on...
i need to chk whether the properties shown in the file is correct or not.
And also the file says "EL" as the 'service pack version'.Is that correct.
i feel 'EL' would be part of OS version..ie for ex: 2.4.5-EL

regards
 
Old 04-19-2006, 02:00 AM   #9
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Check out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_k...sion_numbering
for kernel version numbering schemes.

As mentioned on that page, the "EL" can stand for the initials of the person who built your kernel.

But, in my limited experience with Linux, EL can also refer to Entreprise Linux, as in RedHat's Entreprise Linux releases.

Anyways, those letters won't harm. The most important digits are the first two (typically 2.4 or 2.6).
 
Old 04-24-2006, 01:52 AM   #10
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hi all,
Please.. help me understand regarding this....

For Linux in which there is no Service Pack installed, the output of the following command is...
uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-5.EL #1 Wed Jan 5 19:22:18 EST 2005 i686 i686
i386 GNU/LINUX

So, kindly can anybody tell me the output of the same command in Linux for which "Service Pack in installed"

regards
Harish Krishnan
 
Old 04-24-2006, 02:27 AM   #11
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There
Is
No
Service
Packs

End of story, no such thing, doesn't exist, thank you for playing.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 02:35 AM   #12
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No service packs - only patches (sometimes referred to as "patch level"). As pointed out in a previous reply, the kernel has a very specific version numbering scheme (which is easy to understand - just take a look at the link).

However, the Wiki page fails to refer to patch levels. The traditional format is to indicate a patch level after a dash. So, in the output you provided above, you have the base 2.6.9 kernel with patch level 5 applied. Exactly what's included in those patches? Dunno. You have to pull the patches/changelogs to find out what bugs were corrected.
 
  


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