Questions tagged [versions]

Versions are sequence-based states of softwares, usually, they increment based on significant changes like bug fixes, implementation of new functionality or changes in the existing program.

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How do I check the version of Ubuntu I am running? [duplicate]

How can I check my current Ubuntu version through the command-line and GUI?
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How to downgrade a package via apt-get?

How can I downgrade a package to an older version via apt-get? Other tools are also acceptable but apt-get is preferred.
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How to install specific Ubuntu packages, with exact version?

I want to setup a new virtual machine with some specified packages (name and version), that are provided. For example apache2 in version 2.2.20-1ubuntu1 with all dependencies. Even if there is a new ...
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How can I find the version of Ubuntu that is installed?

I installed some version of Ubuntu on my VMware, but I don't know what version exactly it is. How can I find it out?
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How do I find out which version and derivative of Ubuntu is right for my hardware in terms of minimal system requirements?

For a given hardware configuration, how do I find out if Ubuntu will run on it? What considerations should I take into account when choosing an Ubuntu version and flavour such as: Xubuntu with a ...
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What terminal command checks the Ubuntu version [duplicate]

What terminal command tells the version of Ubuntu.
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Why is OpenJDK 10 packaged as openjdk-11-*?

While looking to compile OpenJDK from source, the newest General Availability version (OpenJDK 10.0.1) insists on OpenJDK 9 or 10. JDK 11, however, is not due to be released until September 2018. ...
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List of Ubuntu Versions with Corresponding Linux Kernel Version

Is there a list of Ubuntu versions with default corresponding Linux kernel versions somewhere? I would specifically like to know the most recent version of Ubuntu that still used Linux Kernel 2.x.
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Is there a way to know which GTK version is installed using the command line?

Is there a way to know which GTK version is installed using the command line? I am working on Ubuntu 11.10.
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How to find architecture of my PC and Ubuntu?

When running uname -a, I get as output 41-Ubuntu SMP Mon Aug 13 17:59:54 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux Can someone please explain to me why both i386 & i686 ? What exactly is my PC ...
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How do I upgrade Gradle?

This shows that Gradle is up to date: thufir@doge:~$ sudo apt install gradle Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done gradle is already the ...
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Why do some packages have extra numbers before a colon on the front of their version string?

I have just noticed that Wine (and a number of other packages) have shifted their versioning scheme to something like: 1:1.6.2-0ubuntu3 I understand everything after the 1:... But what does the 1: ...
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Will python2.7 be available for 10.04 in the future?

Since Ubuntu 10.04 is an LTS release will it support python 2.7 as a default package maintainer version or at least have a python2.7 package in future? Since it will be the last major python 2.x ...
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What version of Google Chrome do I have?

How can I find out what version of chrome I am using? I would like a command line method, not the GUI - visiting chrome://chrome in the url bar. I need to be able to use it in a bash script. I ran ...
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What does `lsb` stands for in `lsb_release`?

I can get Ubuntu version by lsb_release -a. To remember this command I want to know what stands for the lsb? I found "Linux Standard Base" here. Is this right?
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How do I determine if I am running 32 bit or 64 bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I check if I have a 32-bit or a 64-bit OS? This question seems to come up quite regularly. The answer I know is to go to terminal and type uname -m if it says "x86_64" ...
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How do I get the version of an application from the command line?

I would like to know how to get the version information of an installed program that doesn't have the --version or -version method implemented.
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Why does Ubuntu only support versions for a limited time (and what does it mean)?

Why is it that Ubuntu only support a version for a limited time? Since I have been on this site I have seen many references to particular versions not being supported. What does it actually mean? ...
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How do I tell which was the original version of Ubuntu installed on a machine?

I've got a few machines which I'm upgrading from version to version for a few years. I'm curious to find out what was the original version of Ubuntu installed on the machine. Is there a way to do ...
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How to know what version of PHP is used on my xampp?

I am using xampp on my Ubuntu OS. And I need to know what version of PHP my xampp is using. How do I do that?
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How can I get GCC 4.7 installed on Precise?

The latest version of GCC in the Precise archives is 4.6.3. However, GCC 4.7 adds support for some newer C++11 features (like delegating constructors). Quantal's package archives have GCC 4.7.2 ...
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How do I decide what version of Ubuntu to install?

This question is here just to avoid you choosing the wrong Ubuntu version number. So, this is not about: Which flavour of Ubuntu to choose? nor about choosing the Server or Desktop version... nor ...
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How do I find out the version of Zookeeper I am running?

I have an Ubuntu-12.04 VM running on my laptop.I have installed zookeeper on it using the command sudo apt-get install zookeeper Now for traditional Ubuntu programs I check the version using --...
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What the meaning of package version number with word 'really' in the middle?

Command apt-cache show postgresql will listed this information in my machine (Saucy Salamander 13.10): $ apt-cache show postgresql Package: postgresql Priority: optional Section: database Installed-...
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Check if Bash version is >= given version number

I need to test if Bash version number is >= to a specific number. For example I have: $ bash --version GNU bash, version 4.3.48(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software ...
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How can I programatically determine which Ubuntu Versions are still supported?

I was writing a script and needed a list of all currently supported versions of Ubuntu. If any of you guys know of either a downloadable files which contains all versions with dates or a simple list ...
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How do I check gstreamer version?

I want to know what version of gstreamer I have installed. If it turns out that I have multiple versions I want to know which is being used. Edit: It turns out that things are a bit messy. There ...
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What kernel version comes with 11.04? [duplicate]

What kernel version comes with Ubuntu 11.04?
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Why documentation says release is 11.04 instead of 10.10 [closed]

I went to the desktop menu and opened System->About Ubuntu to read more. It says You are using Ubuntu 11.04 when I am using 10.10. Why is that so? Update: This has been fixed!
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How are applications selected as defaults?

Whenever I install Ubuntu there are certain applications I automatically install, instead of using Ubuntu's default (VLC comes to mind). My question is about how some software is chosen over others ...
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Update GCC to the 6.3 version [closed]

I want to use some C++ features only available in more recent versions of the language. The problem is Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) has 4.9.2 installed and looking at the output I get from apt-get ...
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How to install multiple versions of LibreOffice?

Because of a problem reported here, possibly a bug, I have to use LibreOffice 3.5. But I would like to keep an eye on the latest version, which might even solve that problem. I would like to use ...
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How to “clean” previous kernels after update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I to remove or hide old kernel versions, to clean up the boot menu? I know this topic was brought up many times but I didn't really found an answer that would satisfy ...
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Find which versions of Ubuntu a package in a 3rd-party repository is available for?

I have a link to a 3rd party package repository, for example something like this: http://eddie.website/repository/apt stable main There is a particular package available from this repository (for ...
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How to install gitg version 2.7 under 15.04? [duplicate]

I updated to Ubuntu 15.04. The shipped version of gitg is 3.15.1 - in Ubuntu 14.10 it was 2.7.3. I really like to install the old version again, since the new version is very inconvenient to handle. ...
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How to determine if the current Ubuntu installation is minimal?

I just want to determine whether my installed Ubuntu system is a minimal system or not. Is there any command thay can do this? I use an image from google cloud. Seems there is no dir called /var/log/...
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What are the GCC and clang versions available in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

In the new Ubuntu 18.04: What's the default GCC version (with which the binaries were built)? What GCC versions are available as separate packages (and what minor version is installed if I install ...
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Which version of Ubuntu can I install on these specs? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on my PC. Which version would suit a desktop and these specifications? My specs :- AMD Atholon 64 3000+ 1GB DDR RAM 750GB ASUS K8V-MX main board Thanks in advance!
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How I can recover a previous version of a file?

I modified a .txt file and saved it. When I opened it again, I saw that I deleted one thing from the last version I saved. So I would like to know if I can recover what I deleted? This file is very ...
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How to install Firefox 3.6 and 4.0+ in parallel?

Up until last week, I had both Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 4.0 installed, which was good for testing web applications. But now the nightly channel contains Firefox 6 instead of Firefox 4. I tried using ...
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What is a -ckt mainline kernel?

I just saw v3.16.7-ckt1-utopic on http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/?C=N;O=D and found a related anouncement promising information about -ckt kernels in the ExtendedStable kernel article ...
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How to know which version of Certbot is installed?

I use a Ubuntu 16.04 with Nginx and Certbot. I tried to execute, for example: certbot -v certbot -V certbot --version man certbot none gave any relevant output. How could I know the version ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 shows 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and when I open "Details" it shows 13.10. In "Software & Updates" it shows 14.04 and all the repos are "trusty". I installed 14.04 when it just became a beta if ...
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Are libc versions tied to kernel versions?

After reading the answers to my previous question I have come to the conclusion that an answer to the following question is what I was actually looking for: Does a particular version of the kernel ...
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What guarantees does Ubuntu provide concerning binary compatibility across releases?

I know generally the answer is "use a PPA", but separate from this... What is the Ubuntu policy on compatibility across versions of Ubuntu for a given architecture? For example, if a binary in a ...
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Package version updates policy

Not sure if here it's the right place to ask, if not - please point me to the right direction. Let's say there's a package, for the sake of real-world example - bind9. In Precise and in Quantal it's ...
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What does 'Lock Version' do?

Having installed an experimental version of dropbox and installed in manually, i dont want the deb in synaptic to download any updates (as theyll over write the changes ive done manually i assume). ...
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Downgrade from one version to a previous version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? Is it at all possible to downgrade from one version of Ubuntu to a previous version without doing a re-install similar to the ...
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how do I check coreutils version?

How do i check the version of coreutils? gnu coreutils says they are at version 5. Im sure Ubuntu is a variation on that. I tried: info coreutils File: coreutils.info, Node: coreutils invocation, ...
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How easy is it to upgrade from 18.04 beta 1 to 18.04 final release? [duplicate]

I have a new ASUS Vivobook laptop and am wondering which version of Ubuntu to install given that 18.04 LTS is scheduled for release at the end of this month. I took a look at the Ubuntu releases page ...