[CentOS] checking package versions in various releases

Wed Nov 30 15:41:25 UTC 2011
John Broome <jbroome at gmail.com>

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 09:37, Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at buc.com> wrote:
> 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.

I suggested going directly to a mirror and check, just in case he had
the url to 5.3 hard coded in his .repo file.