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Old 02-04-2004, 04:29 PM   #1
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Checking the version of a package


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

Old 02-04-2004, 04:33 PM   #2
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On what system? rpm?

rpm -qa | grep glibc
Old 02-04-2004, 04:36 PM   #3
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Or if you're on a Debian based system:
dpkg --list package
dpkg --list | grep package
Old 02-04-2004, 04:47 PM   #4
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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

Old 02-04-2004, 06:37 PM   #5
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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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