[CentOS] checking package versions in various releases

Wed Nov 30 15:37:42 UTC 2011
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

On 11/30/2011 10:31 AM, Fabien Archambault wrote:
> On 11/30/2011 04:28 PM, Alan McKay wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> I am sure there must be an easy way to do this.
>> I am currently running 5.3 and "yum info db4" tells me that they have
>> version 4.3.29.
>> Is that telling me that this is the version in 5.3?  Or that this is
>> the latest version in the 5.x stream?
>> If the former, then how do I find out what release of the db4 software
>> (sleepcat berkeley db) is in 5.7?
>> I don't want to "yum upgrade" just yet.  I have to research a number
>> of things before upgrading, and this is one of them.
>> thanks,
>> -Alan
> If you have questions on the 5.7 version why not building a virtual 
> machine and do tests on it?

To answer your question, "yum info" or "yum upgrade" will give you the
latest in the 5.x stream.