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Old 10-17-2005, 06:31 AM   #1
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How can I find the mandrake version of my machine ?

Surfing the internet I notice there are several mandrake versions (Version 9, 9.1 , ....)

How can I see what version of Mandrake I am using ?

uname -a gives following result :

#uname -a
Linux 2.4.19-16mdk #1 Fri Sep 20 18:15:05 CEST 2002 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
Old 10-17-2005, 06:35 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly, the control center version follows that of the distribution, so this may give the answer:
rpm -qf $(which drakconf)
Besides, I think there's a release file somewhere under /etc; try this:
find /etc -name "*httpd*" -prune -o -type f -iname "*release*" -print
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YinYeti : tnx for your help.

Both commands gave me the required (and same) info.
Old 10-18-2005, 09:30 AM   #4
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As a last resort, most distros have a /etc/<distro>-release file with the currently installed distro id.

For example:
> cat /etc/mandrake-release
Mandrakelinux release 10.1 (Official) for i586
(Yea, I need to upgrade soon.)

Old 10-19-2005, 01:52 AM   #5
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cat /etc/issue is another one (filled or not depending on the security level you choose)
cannot remember exactly how much info there is in there,
as I have disabled it on my box


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