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Old 09-02-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
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variable question ($releasever)


Hey all
dumb/quick question:

how can I display what $releasever is?

Thanks...
 
Old 09-02-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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Code:
lsb_release -sr
 
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OK I did that and got 5 for the responce (as expected)
however I get the following

#sudo yum update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
http://<IPADDRESS>/centos/5Server/os/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error nonnumeric port: '15871?'>
Trying other mirror.

Why is it putting 5Server/ rather than just 5
Is this a flaw or by design?
 
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yum determines the $releasever from the file specified as distroverpkg= in /etc/yum.conf. For example if you have:
Code:
distroverpkg=redhat-release
in /etc/yum.conf, then yum looks at the content of /etc/redhat-release. First check the content of that file to see if it has accidentally modified. Second, I'd check also the content of the relevant file in /etc/yum.repos.d/, that one containing the definition of the update repository.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 10:38 AM   #5
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Great Thanks!
 
Old 09-02-2009, 10:40 AM   #6
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Great Thanks!
You're welcome! Just out of curiosity: what was the flaw?
 
Old 09-03-2009, 05:15 AM   #7
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No ideal I assume that RHEL5 would show up as 5Server and RH 5 would show up as 5
Im not sure though.

The short of the story is that i created a link in my repo linking 5 -> 5Server and it worked just fine.

Thanks again
 
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I want Debian 5 for PPC but find that downloading it from the Debian site Difficult. For some reason my usual supplier cheap Linux doesn't advertise it and have also tried a person a supplier in America and they want a special price for it as they say they have to make it especially. I don't understand why I should have to pay more for lenny. Can anyone suggest a supplier I'd appreciate help thank you
 
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I want Debian 5 for PPC but find that downloading it from the Debian site Difficult. For some reason my usual supplier cheap Linux doesn't advertise it and have also tried a person a supplier in America and they want a special price for it as they say they have to make it especially. I don't understand why I should have to pay more for lenny. Can anyone suggest a supplier I'd appreciate help thank you
Please, don't hijack existing threads with totally unrelated questions. You can start a new thread about the new subject, instead. Eventually, you can report your own post to kindly ask a moderator to prune it and create a new thread in the most relevant forum. Furthermore it will have the visibility it deserves. Thank you.

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