Thanks DNK, u r absolutely right the cat /etc/redhat-release does not reflect the version correctly but the rpm -q centos-release does it perfectly thnksss n really apprecite cheers regards simon > I seem to remember reading a release note somewhere that the way > centos 5 worked now was that the /etc/redhat-releases would not > reflect properly (man I wish I could find the reference to that). > > And that you needed to do something like: > > rpm -qa centos-release > > > For example on one of my systems, I do: > cat /etc/redhat-release > > I get: > > CentOS release 5 (Final) > > But I know for sure that this system is a 5.1 > > So When i run the: > > rpm -qa centos-release > > I get: > > centos-release-5-1.0.el5.centos.1 > > > Which seems more accurate. > > > DNK > > > > > On 3-Apr-08, at 7:46 AM, Greg Bailey wrote: > >> Mail Administrator wrote: >>> Thanks guys for the quick reply >>> >>> btw cat /etc/redhat-release gives me >>> >>> >>> CentOS release 5 (Final) >>> so as per the FAQ guess its uptodate >>> >>> >>> thnks again >>> regards >>> >>> simon >>> >> >> >> Interesting that this seems to deviate from upstream. Checking an >> updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 box, I get: >> >> # cat /etc/redhat-release >> Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.1 (Tikanga) >> >> Does anyone know what upstream does with the 5.1.z updates? Does / >> etc/redhat-release show "5.1.z" or something? >> >> -Greg >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> CentOS mailing list >> CentOS at centos.org >> http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > > -- > This message has been scanned for viruses and > dangerous content by MailScanner, and is > believed to be clean. > -- Network ADMIN: -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.