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Old 10-24-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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Unhappy Debian package manager


Hello everyone,

I'm in a situation where I need to know a version of a particualar on my Ubuntu system. For some reason I'm not able to find a way to find what version of packages installed with the dpkg package manager. Similar to rpm -i in the rmp world. I've search the man/info pages and google and I'm shock that the debian/ubuntu folks haven't fully document this simple issue
 
Old 10-24-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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check your /etc/issue or /etc/issue.net file for the version of ubuntu and dpkg -l will list every package and version. you can also do dpkg -l package-name to get the information for a particular package.

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Old 10-24-2008, 12:13 PM   #3
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check your /etc/issue or /etc/issue.net file for the version of ubuntu and dpkg -l will list every package and version. you can also do dpkg -l package-name to get the information for a particular package.
Thanks Estabroo!!! dpkg -l is exactly what I was looking for. I dont know why the man and info pages make it so trivial to find this option.
 
  


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