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Old 04-10-2006, 10:59 PM   #1
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I *really* hate to double-post, but...
Well...how the Hell do you even tell what distro of Debian you have, anyway? All I know is that mine is the net-installation, 2.4 kernel, KDE 3.3...
 
Old 04-11-2006, 07:19 AM   #2
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if you look in your /etc/apt/sources.list you will have some entries.

If the entries have stable near the end then your on stable, likewise with testing and unstable.

If the entries read woody, sarge, etch or sid then your on old-stable, stable, testing or unstable respectively.

So why is Debian for hippies?

Last edited by rconan; 04-11-2006 at 07:20 AM.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 08:52 AM   #3
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Just because I have long hair and run Debian doesn't mean I'm a hippie... or does it... OK I'll run with it.
I've been called much worse


More Debian Version Information
Quote:
itg-debian:/etc# cat /etc/debian_version
3.1
 
Old 04-11-2006, 01:35 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tuxedo_maskv3
I *really* hate to double-post, but...
Well...how the Hell do you even tell what distro of Debian you have, anyway? All I know is that mine is the net-installation, 2.4 kernel, KDE 3.3...
I split your post with the corresponding responses out
of the unrelated thread that you re-animated.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 04-11-2006, 02:05 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure

Code:
$ uname -a
output what version of Debian I was running when I still had it.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 02:12 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vmlinuz.gz
I'm pretty sure

Code:
$ uname -a
output what version of Debian I was running when I still had it.
uname -a will tell you what version of the Linux kernel that is running on your system, not the version of the distro..

Quote:
mail:~# uname -a
Linux mail 2.6.8-2-686 #1 Tue Aug 16 12:46:35 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
Looking in /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/debian_version are really your best bet. that will give you the version number of the distro and wether you are running stable (sarge), testing (etch) or unstable (sid)..

Last edited by farslayer; 04-11-2006 at 02:15 PM.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 08:19 PM   #7
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I have no experience with Debian, but most of the times there is a variable with the version info, type: set

With the set command you should see all variables and their is a big chance the version info is in there
 
  


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