Howto: Determine the version of SLES Linux


To determine the version of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), type the following in a terminal window:

cat /etc/SuSE-release

or

SPident

To determine which kernel version is in use, type the following in a terminal window:

rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz

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3 Responses to “Howto: Determine the version of SLES Linux”

  1. furicle Says:

    Wouldn’t `uname -a` be more reliable and accurate?

  2. Mike Says:

    SPident -vv for even more frightening detail about which packages meet which service pack level.

    Try SPident -vvv for an even deeper level of detail.

  3. David Says:

    I recently found, that unlike SLES 9, SLES 10 don´t save last used kernel, when updating to new version. It´s very dangerous, when new kernel isn´t working. Maybe it´s not default behavior, I don´t tried dig in to this deeply now.


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