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Silly question of the week...

jean gruneberg
Hi all

How do I tell what version of Ubuntu is running on a system?

i.e 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.04 etc.

Tha

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Re: Silly question of the week...

Vincent Trouilliez
On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 09:11 +0200, Gruneberg wrote:
> How do I tell what version of Ubuntu is running on a system?
> i.e 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.04 etc.

Hmmm :-)

If you switch to a virtual terminal (press Alt + Control + F1), the
prompt should tell you both the code name and version number of the
release...


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Re: Silly question of the week...

chrisccoulson
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Type "cat /etc/issue" in the terminal.


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Re: Silly question of the week...

David-99
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On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 09:11:01AM +0200, Gruneberg wrote:
> Hi all
>
> How do I tell what version of Ubuntu is running on a system?
>
> i.e 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.04 etc.

Silly answer of the week:

david@host:~ $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list

David.

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Re: Silly question of the week...

Naef Hamad
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vince ,why most of us not get something like that ^_^,good good idea :)

thank you

On 12/16/05, Vincent Trouilliez <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 09:11 +0200, Gruneberg wrote:
> How do I tell what version of Ubuntu is running on a system?
> i.e 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.04 etc.

Hmmm :-)

If you switch to a virtual terminal (press Alt + Control + F1), the
prompt should tell you both the code name and version number of the
release...


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Re: Silly question of the week...

chrisccoulson
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uhhhh...just look at the screen during boot up...first screen that comes
up will have it!!



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Re: Silly question of the week...

Marvin J. Kosmal
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On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 02:29 -0500, 'Forum Post wrote:
> Type "cat /etc/issue" in the terminal.
>
>

or  "dog /etc/issue"



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Re: Silly question of the week...

jean gruneberg
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David wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 09:11:01AM +0200, Gruneberg wrote:
>  
> Silly answer of the week:
>
> david@host:~ $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
>
> David.
>
>  
This is the strange part......

This was a dapper install.....

Then was looking for a package this am, refreshing the sources list gave
me 'breezy' package lists and I know I had checked they were 'dapper'
after install.

the cat /etc/apt/sources.list all point to breezy repositories

the cat /etc/issue says 'Dapper Drake'

Hmmm... the thot plickens...... wonder when / where my sources list was
modded?

Trying to remember is I did something that would mod the list.....
dunno..... the box is my podcast download and store server.  so not
serious, will hand mod the sources list and then update with flight2
this pm.

Jean


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Re: Silly question of the week...

Tony Arnold-3
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Gruneberg wrote:

> How do I tell what version of Ubuntu is running on a system?
>
> i.e 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.04 etc.

Type 'lsb_release -a' in a terminal window. The man page for lsb_release
tells you about all its options.

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Re: Silly question of the week...

Ralfe Poisson
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If you type the command : "uname -a", that will also tell you about
versions to do with your linux distro. Kernel version etc...

Ralfe

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Gruneberg wrote:

> Hi all
>
> How do I tell what version of Ubuntu is running on a system?
>
> i.e 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.04 etc.
>
> Tha
>
> Jean the confused...
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Re: Silly question of the week...

chrisccoulson
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Vram Wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 02:29 -0500, 'Forum Post wrote:

> > Type "cat /etc/issue" in the terminal.

> >

> >

>

> or  "dog /etc/issue"

>



But don't forget to



sudo ln -s /bin/cat /bin/dog



first.


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Re: Silly question of the week...

R Kimber
On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 07:04:21 -0500
'Forum Post <[hidden email]>, '@wailuku.xlogicgroup.com
wrote:

>
> Vram Wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 02:29 -0500, 'Forum Post wrote:
>
> > > Type "cat /etc/issue" in the terminal.
>
>
> > or  "dog /etc/issue"

>
> But don't forget to

> sudo ln -s /bin/cat /bin/dog
> first.

Or you could even install dog.
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Re: Silly question of the week...

Marvin J. Kosmal
On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 12:30 +0000, R Kimber wrote:

> On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 07:04:21 -0500
> 'Forum Post <[hidden email]>, '@wailuku.xlogicgroup.com
> wrote:
>
> >
> > Vram Wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 02:29 -0500, 'Forum Post wrote:
> >
> > > > Type "cat /etc/issue" in the terminal.
> >
> >
> > > or  "dog /etc/issue"
>
> >
> > But don't forget to
>
> > sudo ln -s /bin/cat /bin/dog
> > first.
>
> Or you could even install dog.

Of course that is what I meant..

The other person did not realize that there  is a utility called


dog...


from the man page

DOG(1)                                                User Manuals
DOG(1)

NAME
       dog - better than cat






I love it...


When I do a fresh install first thing I do is

Install dog and mtools




Thanks


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Re: Silly question of the week...

David-99
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>
> uhhhh...just look at the screen during boot up...first screen that comes
> up will have it!!
>

<SILLY ANSWER>
oh no! I get upset if i have to reboot.. .i think i'm
running windows..... reboots are for hardware upgrades and power
outages... there is nothing nicer than telling your win using friends that
you have:

* NO virii
* 300 days uptime (since you installed the latest widget card)
</SILLY ANSWER>

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