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Author Topic: How to Determine the Version of VL You Are Using  (Read 10158 times)
JohnB316
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« on: December 18, 2006, 04:20:59 pm »

The easiest way to determine the version of VL that you are using is to open a terminal and type the following command:

Code:
cat /etc/vector-version

Starting with the VL 5.8 series you should see the version name and number as well as the build date. When you are looking for help with a VL issue, it is a good idea to post the output of this command in your post. Better yet, include it in your signature (you can set that up through the Profile link). ;-) That way, the folks who help out will better know how to answer your question.

Cheers,
John
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saulgoode
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 05:21:10 pm »

Is there a way -- or could one be added -- to find out which version of Slackware a Vector release is based upon?

Back when I was using VL 2.0 and there was no forum on which to ask question (or at least I was unaware of any),  I was always a bit nervous about installing Slackware packages. It would be nice to have that info available local to the machine.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 05:22:56 pm »

Yes, there is also /etc/slackware-version...  Smiley
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carl
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 04:41:24 am »

Try this.  cat /etc/issue
 And you get this



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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2007, 08:57:15 am »

Carl,

That's a good command to keep in mind too. The main reason we're asking for people to post the output of "cat /etc/vector-version" is that it gives the date that the ISO master was rolled, as well as the specific version number (this is true as of the VL 5.8 series).

Thanks for bringing /etc/issue to our attention. Smiley

Cheers,
John
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 04:27:44 pm »

$ cat /etc/vector-version
Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO Release Candidate one   Mar-26-2007

.. as far as I can see, this could be the final release.. it's a fast, efficient
distro. 

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