How can I tell Debian version installed
Debian's stable versions are somewhat, outdated. That explains the
kernel and emacs.
But, if you need to know the installed debian version, just $ cat
If you need newer versions, use the testing/unstable repositories.
Other than that, this is not the list for such questions.
On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 11:31 PM, Harry Putnam <email@example.com> wrote:
> Don't shoot. I ask here because I know some here are debian users.
> I just created an vmware app with debian... I thought I was using the
> newest install media for latest release (lenny I think).
> But once installed (and this was a network install not from disc) I
> find really ancient tools.. a 2.6.18 kernel for example.
> Running `apt-cache search emacs' shows the newest available version to
> be emacs-21... which is barely even supported still.
> I must need to edit my sources for package installs or something but
> isn't there a way to know right off the bat what version of debian you
> But I'm thinking I've got hold of some older version here.