Find out version of libraries installed in Linux
It is just one of those things about Gentoo that I
never could remember. I was needing to find out what version of
I was using, and for the life of me, I couldn’t remember what command
was required to find it out, until someone kindly told me that you can
do that using
Funnily, it didn’t come to me intinctively, even though I use the
command to query before upgrading packages all the time. It is just that
I’ve never thought to use it as a tool for library version checking.
Guess that might be the same way on other distributions to find out
about their the versions of their installed libaries as well. For
(Debian/Ubuntu) based distros, try the
'apt' command, while those on
.rpm (RedHat/SuSE) based distros, try
What package names should you search under? Frankly, I don’t have a clue. If there is one bad thing about having a fragmented market distribution base like Linux, it’ll have to be the confusion of configuration layouts among the competing distributions, which makes finding a solution a rather time consuming process.