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Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-5.EL #1 Wed Jan 5 19:22:18 EST 2005 i686 i686
Can u please let me know, which is the "Service Pack Version" in this.
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
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.