[CentOS] Upgrading from 5.7 to 5.8

Markus Falb

markus.falb at fasel.at
Sat Jun 23 13:10:26 UTC 2012

On 23.6.2012 14:18, Sorin Srbu wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
>> Behalf Of Keith Roberts
>> Sent: den 23 juni 2012 14:08
>> To: CentOS mailing list
>> Subject: [CentOS] Upgrading from 5.7 to 5.8
>> My box did upgrade itself automatically from the
>> initial 5.5 DVD installation to 5.7
>> How can I tell if my box has been automatically upgraded
>> from 5.7 to 5.8 please?
> # cat /etc/redhat-release

$ rpm -qf /etc/redhat-release

$ rpm -q centos-release
$ rpm -q --qf "%{version}\n" centos-release
$ rpm -q --qf "%{release}\n" centos-release

I don't know if it is more sane to ask the content of the file or to ask
rpm, but I tend to the rpm method. I vaguely remember that modification
of /etc/redhat-release was used to trick some third-party software that
depends on the content of the file.

yum also does an rpm lookup AFAIU , see distroverpkg in yum.conf(5)
Kind Regards, Markus Falb

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