# How I can know the version of the software included with each release?

I need to know the version of any piece of software included with Ubuntu and the ones that provides support before downloading and installing Ubuntu. I need to know what are the versions of all the packages included with Ubuntu. Is there such list?

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You can get a list of all the packages included in the disk images (iso or dmg) just reading the .manifest files, for example:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64.manifest


This is the file with the manifest with all the packages and versions for precise the ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64 image. For all the packages included in the release version you can use:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/saucy/


replacing saucy for the codename of the release. Of course, there's also the -updates repositories, but the main one should be sufficient.

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