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_maco_ 02-04-2004 04:29 PM

Checking the version of a package

I was wondering how I can check the version of a specific package, ie, gtk+, glibc. Thanks!


david_ross 02-04-2004 04:33 PM

On what system? rpm?

rpm -qa | grep glibc

stickman 02-04-2004 04:36 PM

Or if you're on a Debian based system:
dpkg --list package
dpkg --list | grep package

_maco_ 02-04-2004 04:47 PM

Thank you.

ANother question: After the version number ie, 2.4.17, there sometimes is a -72, ie 2.4.17-72. Is that part of the version or does it have a different meaning? Thanks


frogman 02-04-2004 06:37 PM

the -72 is usually the revision number for bug-fixes and similar.

i.e: if I have foobar-2.4.17-2 installed and someone discovers a bug in it, the package fixing that bug will be called foobar-2.4.17-3.

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