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Old 07-22-2017, 09:00 AM   #1
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Checking the versions of the software


Suppose, I need to check the latest version of VLC present in the repository for Debian stretch, how could I view that?

After, I can view the version, then I will download according to the requirement present in the version or not.

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Old 07-22-2017, 09:28 AM   #2
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If the repository is in your software sources, then

Code:
apt-cache policy vlc
should provide you with that info. You can ignore the priority details (e.g. 500) in the output.

I don't understand the second line of your question, sorry. Could you possibly phrase it in another way?
 
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Old 07-22-2017, 10:35 AM   #3
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What you want used to be called as release notes and they tell you the new version numbers, features, patches, changes applied.
BUT
They usually expect that all earlier version should have been installed in sequence.

You cant expect to skip or pick and choose which version to install. That is the surest way to have a broken programme.

You should install the sequentially version from the same source. (For example don't mix stable, beta etc).

OK
 
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:26 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply

I am asking this as if I install Debian stretch & I want to work on Java 8, so whether will it be available in the default repository of Debian stable or the earlier version.
 
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Java 8 is the default Java in Debian Stretch and is available in the repositories.

Debian's Java page:

https://wiki.debian.org/Java

Some additional installation instructions if you need to install Oracle's Java:

https://linoxide.com/debian/install-...nux-9-stretch/
 
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Most programs will give you version information if you call them with the --version option.
 
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Thanks hydrurga for the clarification.

@hazel, I would like to know the versions of the softwares which are not installed on the system i.e. which I want to install. So, before installing using apt-get, I wanted to know that which version of the software will get install.
 
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Thanks hydrurga for the clarification.

@hazel, I would like to know the versions of the softwares which are not installed on the system i.e. which I want to install. So, before installing using apt-get, I wanted to know that which version of the software will get install.
apt-cache --version show packagename
 
  


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