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Old 06-09-2008, 04:02 AM   #1
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verify installation of service pack


What is the command to find out whether Service Pack is installed or not?
I have installed the service pack after installation of OS.

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Installed what service pack on what OS ?

Linux doesn't refer to updates as service packs as far as I know, that would be Windows terminology.

Different Distributions of Linux have different package managers that you would use to see what is installed or what updates are available.

in Debian/Ubuntu for instance you can use dpkg --list to get a list of everything installed and what version it is..
For a specific package you can use apt-cache policy <packagename> to see the installed version of a specific package and any updates available for it.

Redhat is going to use YUM

Mandrake is going to use URPMI

but I couldn't tell you the specific commands.
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regd service pack

Thank you for the reply. But I have a media by some number and followed by SP1. After installation / updation of the media over an existing installation, the /etc/Suse-release file is updated by one more line :

PATCH level = 1 (This is what the information I wanted .. )

Probably this is same in case of Redhat.The command to know this in case of solaris is

showrev -p

If the terminology is different we request senior members to update juniors like us to compare nomenclature.


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