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



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

rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz

Comments [3]

  1. 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.

  2. 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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