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Old 06-04-2009, 06:57 PM   #1
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Question Which version of what comes with a particular distro?

To sort of explain my question a little more clearly...

I have a LAMP server setup in VMWare and based on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. The version of MySQL is something like 5.0.x (can't check right now the PC is consumed doing some video processing). Anyhow, I need 5.2.x and it is not in the 8.04 repositories. So I could obtain the newer version manually and try to install it manually - or - simply build a LAMP VM based on a later version of Ubuntu. And I wondered... what version of MySQl is packaged with Ubuntu 9.04? I cannot find any package list on I believe Red Hat used to provide a list of packages in their documentation.

Thus the question - I guess in a generic sense not necessarily distro specific although my situation is Ubuntu - Where does one go to find details on the packages in a given distro such as Ubuntu 9.04? Without having to install it first? Better yet, is it possible to find the latest versions available in the repositories (again for a distro which is under consideration for installation and not already installed)?


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It seems that the current is 5.0.75. I'm not sure why it's so far behind the stable.
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Distrowatch is a good source. For example
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Thanks for the excellent references. Not sure how I missed the one on I came across a tutorial for setting up a LAMP server on 9.04. It showed MySQL 5.2.x so who knows. I am downloading 9.04 alternate and will create a VM and see what I get.

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